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James “Chris” Roland Mouton, Sr., USAFJune 24, 1941 – August 14, 2019
James “Chris” Roland Mouton, Sr., 78, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Payson, Utah. James was born June 24, 1941 in Houston, Texas to the late Louis and Alice LeBlanc Mouton. He attended high school in Houston, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor Degree focused on Sociology from the University of Washington in Seattle.
He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a helicopter mechanic during the Vietnam War era. While serving his country he met and married Rose Marie Roberts in 1965 and they are the parents of three children. The marriage was dissolved in 1980. In his younger years, James was a consummate provider to his daughter, Melissa and sons, James and Frederick.
James worked for Boeing, Inc. as an airplane inspector on the 700 series, the Stealth bomber and also worked with NASA on The Space Shuttle program in Houston, Texas. He was an avid basketball player and coach at both the high school and elementary level; he coached both his daughter and son on the same team in a Catholic league in Seattle before girls were allowed to play. Later in life, he ran marathons and became a semi-pro tennis player. He was a great car enthusiast, enjoyed boating, riding motorcycles, and traveling with his family.
He was raised in the Catholic Church and in his later years joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
James was preceded in death by his sister Linda and his brother’s Emmanuel “Sonny” and Reginald. He was preceded in death by his parents, his aunt Lucy Le Blanc who had raised him for a time, as well as other aunts and uncles; Claude LeBlanc, Ollie LeBlanc, Chappie Leblanc and Mabel LeBlanc.
James leaves to further his legacy his children, Melissa Mouton of Miami Beach, FL; James (Shauntai) Roland Mouton, Jr. of Edmonton OK; Frederick Louis Mouton of Battle Creek, MI; five grandchildren, Nicole, Markell, Myana, Javon, and Genesis; 2 great grandchildren. Two siblings, Nathaniel and Kathleen and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah. A visitation will be held prior to services from 10-11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Utah Veterans Cemetery in Bluffdale, Utah
Special thanks to the staff of Wasatch Mental Health, especially Melody and Sue for their loving care and rehabilitation of our father. We would also like to thank the staff of the Bennion Central Utah Veteran’s Home for their recent care.In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wasatch Mental Health.