Gary “Yen” Thibodeaux, Sr.

September 1, 1946 – March 2, 2020


Gary “Yen” Thibodeaux, Sr., age 73, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a longtime resident of Chauvin, LA.


Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation in Chapel Dauphine on Saturday, March 7, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at a later date.


Gary is survived by his son, Gary J. Thibodeaux, Jr. and wife Leslie; daughters, Toni Thibodeaux, Alice Thibodeaux Rose and husband Charlie; grandchildren, Bridger Thibodeaux, Gage Thibodeaux, Kirk Pellegrin, Jr., Heidi, Bethany, Hailey, and Gary III Thibodeaux, Destiny Jones and husband Travis, Nicole Dominie and husband Dean, Caleb and Avery Murray; great-grandchildren, Alon, Landon, and Oliver; sisters, Rose Scott and husband Aaron, Doris Ruiz, and Faith Simoneaux.


Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Lorrie Hatfield Thibodeaux; daughter, Kathy Thibodeaux Pellegrin; parents, Lucius and Dorina Benoit Thibodeaux; brother, Lucius Thibodeaux, Jr.; sisters, Betty Jean Domangue and Theresa Portier; brothers-in-law, CheeWee Domangue, Renauld Portier, Bennie Ruiz, and Ronnie Simoneaux; sister-in-law, Brenda Thibodeaux.


Hard-working, loving, giving, and gentle soul are just a few words to describe a wonderful man. He was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather “PopPop”, brother, and son. He loved his family dearly and leaves a legacy behind. Gary enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a master welder until his retirement. Gary will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He has been reunited with family in heaven and now rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Gary Thibodeaux.