A native of Golden Meadow, and resident of Baton Rouge, since 1968, Ted left earth on his last "flight" on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the age of 81.
Ted proudly served in the United States Army and Louisiana National Guard for 25 years as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot. During his career, he served in Germany and Vietnam where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal and the Master Aviation Award. Ted was a true raconteur, never at a loss for a great story or good conversation. He was immensely proud of his Cajun ancestry and was fluent in French.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Diana Robinson Jambon; daughter, Suzanne Jambon-Horne; two sons, Paul Jambon and wife Vickie, and Dean Jambon and wife Cathleen; three grandchildren, Taylor Marie Horne, Evan Mac Horne, and Noelle Deane Jambon and Bayou Lafourche family.
He graduated from Louisiana State University receiving two Bachelors of Science Degrees in 1964 and 1969 and Masters of Arts in 1972. Upon attaining his Master Degree in Early Modern French Political History, his life long career in teaching history began. Ted also enjoyed careers in safety consulting and management.
In retirement, he volunteered 15 years at the LSU Rural Life Museum. Ted was a member of the military organizations - MOWW and MOAA, L'Assemblee Francaise, Friends of French Studies at LSU, Friends of the Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge Genealogy & Historical Society, the French Table and enjoyed many reunions with the National VHPA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Etienne and Rosa St. Pierre Jambon; and son-in-law, Rock Horne.
A memorial gathering will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, on Tuesday, November 25, from 1 p.m. until a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 2 p.m.
A private burial will be held in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Because of Ted's love of history and community, in lieu of flowers he requested that donations be sent to the LSU Rural Life Museum, P.O. Box 14852, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.
The family would like to thank Dr. Miletello and his staff, Hospice of Baton Rouge, Cypress Home Health, and his caregivers for their kind and professional care. Family and friends may sign the online memorial or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Posted on Wed, November 12, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette