Ronald James (Ronnie) Quebedeaux, 86, passed away on October 20, 2022, in Baytown after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Ronnie was born in Port Arthur, Texas on June 9, 1936, to parents Joseph Rodney and Esther Pulver Quebedeaux. He grew up in Port Arthur, Texas where he graduated from Bishop Byrne High School. He attended Lamar State College of Technology and McNeese State University. He proudly served in the Army National Guard and the United States Air Force. He was employed in the motorcycle industry including Suzuki Motorcycles for many years where he made many friends throughout the United States. He later worked for HydroChem traveling to many parts of the world.
He married Elizabeth (Betty) Quebedeaux, the love of his life, in 1975. They moved to Timber Cove, in Taylor Lake Village. It is one of the original neighborhoods for NASA astronauts. He and Betty spent 46 happy years together. They enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and several countries with his work and visiting family and friends. He was involved with the St. Paul the Evangelist Catholic Church Knights of Columbus. He spent many hours BBQing for charitable events with his fellow Knights.
He was preceded in death by wife Betty, his father and stepmother, Rodney and Verna Quebedeaux, his mother and stepfather, Esther and Alfonso (Doc) Lippard, brother Kenneth Quebedeaux, and stepson Robert F. (Robbie) Beemer, Jr. He is survived by his brother Gayle Quebedeaux of Poway, California, sister-in-law Shirley (Dinky) Perkins of Beaumont, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ann and Glenn Reilly of Baytown, niece Denice Olson of Cheyenne, Wyoming, nephews Drew Reilly of Houston and Taylor Reilly of Austin as well as numerous other family members and friends.
A Rosary will be held Friday, November 18 beginning at 10:30 am followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr., Houston, Texas 77058. A committal service will be held Wednesday, November 23 at 11:00 pm at the Rio Frio Cemetery in Rio Frio, Texas.
The family would like to thank the many people who cared for Ronnie the last few years. They brought joy and companionship to his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS), 2700 Southwest Fwy #298, Houston, Texas 77098 or a charity of your choice.