Barry Bernard Begault passed away with family by his side on Friday, November 24, 2023 in Butte, Montana. Barry was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 19, 1949 to the late Leon Bernard Begault and Margorie Rigaud Begault.
Barry was the oldest sibling of Bruce Begault (Victoria) and Barbara Twine (Robert). He was married for 30 years to his loving wife, Gail Begault, who was at his side until his last moments. He was father to Jennifer Benvenutti (Steve), Michelle Blanke (Kenny) and David Begault (Lisa), and stepfather to Wendy Russell (Marcus) and Ashley King (Kris). Grandfather to Amanda Novotny, Katherine Aguiar and Emily Benvenutti; Riley and Finn Williams; Kenneth and Alex Blanke; Cody, Aiden and David Begault; Colin and Kaleb King. Great grandfather of Jaxon and Olivia Aguiar. Godfather and uncle to Madeline Many (Joey).
Barry served in the US Navy as a Radarman on the USS Rupertus. He was a computer programmer whose career spanned from New Orleans, LA to Corpus Christi, TX. He was a lifelong learner that graduated with honors from Bellhaven University in 2010. Barry will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of cooking. He had a knack for making people laugh and always had a joke at the ready, especially those of the “Dad” variety. He loved his Cajun cooking and enjoyed making family recipes. He developed his love for writing in high school and pursued publishing some of his works later in life in the form of novelettes and a book. Barry liked to fix things from cars, to things around the house and almost anything he could get his hands on, a regular MacGyver, if you will! He was an avid Sci-Fi fan that did not miss a Star Trek episode, and took pride in being one of the first owners of a Laserdisc player! Aside from his family, he also loved his dogs. He was a social person that everyone loved when they met him. He never minded being the center of attention. We will miss him dearly.
On Friday, January 12, 2024 at 11 am a ceremony will be held for family and close friends at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, https://nchv.org, an organization dedicated to providing support and resources to homeless veterans that Barry held close to his heart.
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Axelson Funeral & Cremation Services is privileged to care for Barry and his family.