Louis Dean Larocque, Senior was born on July 3, 1958 in Oakland, California, and he died on July 1, 2022 in Merced, California. He was 63 years, 11 months, and 29 days old at the time of his death.
“Lou,” as he was called, was raised in San Jose, California, and he attended Milpitas High School. He left during his senior year to join the Marine Corp, after which he got his GED. He was in the Marine Corp from 1975-1978, during which time he served in the Vietnam War.
He was predeceased by his parents Barbara Jenkins La Rocque and Dean Larocque.
Lou’s wife, Dee Ann La Rocque of Merced, California, survives him. They were married on December 31, 1997, and at the time of his death their marriage was twenty-four and a half years long.
Lou’s sister, Linda Green, survives him and lives in Pleasanton, California.
Lou is survived by seven children. Amanda Marie of Colorado. Terra Howard of Washington State, Louis La Rocque, Jr. of Los Angeles, California, Dean La Rocque and Kyle La Rocque of Washington State. By Jennifer Reschke of North Carolina and Sarah Achley.
He is also survived by Dee’s sons, Andrew Matthew Acevedo and Daniel Eric Acevedo, and by foster son Zacharee McEver of Ontario, Oregon.
Lou was a member of the American Legion and also served as a board member for the Merced Youth Baseball League.
Lou was a carpenter by trade. Coaching Little League baseball was his greatest interest.