Richard Ivy Istre
January 26, 1926 – July 20, 2014
Richard was born on Jan. 26, 1926, in Jennings to Ivy and Betty Istre. Richard lived in Jennings and after high school, enlisted in the Navy.
He attended Kingspoint Merchant Marine Academy and graduated with an engineering/business degree. He retired from the Naval Reserve as Lt. Commander. Richard married Margie Broussard in May of 1946. After the war, Richard worked as an instrument engineer for Cities Service (Citgo) and Continental Carbon in Lake Charles. They moved to Mesquite, Texas, in 1997. After Margie’s death, Richard and Patsy had been happily married for seven years.
Richard loved music, from playing the trombone in high school to singing hymns in church, music filled his soul. Family was everything to him. With the marriage to Patsy, “Paw” enjoyed a large extended family. He loved his family and his “new” family.
Memorial services were held in Richard’s home church, Centerpoint Church, at 1355 E. Kerney St., in Mesquite, Texas. Burial was held at D/FW National Military Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
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