LAFAYETTE – Services will be Monday for physician and civic leader Dr. Zerben Bienvenu, Jr. He died Dec. 9.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a family physician and former chief of staff of Lafayette General Hospital.
He was co-founder of the Acadiana Right to Life organization and serviced on many Chamber of Commerce and city-parish committees.
Survivors include his wife Gertrude and seven children.
Arrangements are by Martin & Castille.
T-P food editor
NEW ORLEANS – Services will be Monday for long-time food editor Julie Bowes. She died Dec. 8 at age 90.
She was food editor of the Times-Picayune for 30 years, writing under the name Sue Baker. Her column appeared twice weekly, on Thursdays and in the Sunday Dixie Roto Magazine.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Mothe.
METAIRIE – Services for lunar engineer George Libkemann, III will be Monday. He died Dec. 7 at age 75.
He was a senior engineer for The Boeing Company and an engineer on the Apollo XII project.
Survivors include his wife Nancy and three sons.
Arrangements are by Lakelawn.
WEST MONROE – Services were Sunday for the first captain of the West Monroe police force and country musician Ray Wyles. He died Dec. 9 at age 89.
The “Smiling Captain” was a long-time member of the police department, and played on the Louisiana Hayride with Ray Wyles and the Ramblers. He made several records and wrote a host of songs.
Survivors include his wife Myrtle and five children.