Louis Victor Trochesset, 76, of Galveston, passed away Thursday,
January 18, 2018, at UTMB Jennie Sealy Hospital surrounded by family and
He was born March 1, 1941, in Galveston, Texas and
graduated from Kirwin High School. Louis served his country in the US
Navy and returned home after being honorably discharged to work in the
family business, Four Brothers Boat Works. He later became the drydock
master for Todd’s Shipyard, retiring after 28 years when the company
closed. Louis continued his love for working on the water at the
Galveston Yacht Basin. Louis loved to keep busy and soon joined the
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer until his retirement. He
was a member of the Galveston Propeller Club and the Galveston Elks
Lodge #126. Louis had a strong faith in God and was a lifelong member of
Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who
loved spending time with family and friends deer hunting in South Texas
at the family “Camp.”
Louis is preceded in death by his parents,
Wallace Joseph Trochesset and Clair Lucille Duggan Trochesset; sister,
Gayle Trochesset Jahn; and brother, Henry J. Trochesset.
is survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart,
Elisabeth “Ellie” Trochesset, his wife of 57 years; son, Louis W.
Trochesset and wife Jeanene; daughter, Jeanette Trochesset Swafford and
husband James; his granddaughter, Halen Swafford; step-grandsons, Stuart
Lee, Travis Lee and wife Brandy; and great granddaughter, LeiLana Lee;
his brothers, Wallace “Tootsie” and Larry Trochesset; and numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his beloved
Louis’ family will receive visitors beginning
at 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A
rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m., led by Deacon Sam Dell’Olio.
Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with Father Frank Fabj as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at
Galveston Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hitchcock.
will be Wallace (Ellis) Trochesset, Wallace Trochesset, Henry
Trochesset, Frank Trochesset, Duggan Trochesset, Chris Trochesset and
Honorary pallbearers are Freddie Poor, Nelson Byrd,
James H. A, Swafford, Elroy Bishop, and Joe Sireno and the members of
the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
Louis’ family wishes to
extend special thanks to Douglas Tyler MD, Avi Marcowitz MD and the
staff of UTMB hospital. And special thanks to family friends, Carlos,
Oneida, Noah, and Ava Reyes, and Joe and Cleta Sireno.
To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit Louis’ page at www.malloyfuneralsandcremations.com.