Roger E. Goulet

1917 – 2009

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Roger Ernest Goulet, 91, after a short illness, passed away in Los Angeles, Calif., with family by his side on July 17.

He was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada, the first of 16 children, to Ernest and Sylvia (Turcotte) Goulet; shortly after, the family moved to Lewiston. He graduated from Robert’s Business College of Lewiston in 1933. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 17, 1941, and served as a technical sergeant with the 44th Military Police Criminal Investigation Detachment until his honorable discharge on Dec. 4, 1945.

Shortly after the war, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he graduated from Los Angeles State College (now UCLA) with a bachelor of arts degree. He taught English, French and Spanish at Tomas Star King High School in L.A. for 35 years.

He is survived by two brothers, George of Lewiston and Paul of Sabattus; five sisters, Rachelle Hendersen of California, Suzanne Platten of California, Charlotte Lessard and Vivian Roy of Lewiston and Pauline Gelinas Dubois of Minot; a nephew/brother, Dick Goulet of Lewiston; and a very special niece, Sara Platten of California, who remained at his side throughout his illness.

He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Madeleine; and seven brothers, Robert, Richard (Cookie), Marcel (Mike), Raymond, Camille, Albert (Buzz), and Romeo.

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