James Rodney Pousson of Egan, Louisiana and Manhattan Beach, California passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the age of 83. James Pousson was born in Egan, Louisiana on October 9, 1936. The eldest son of Maurice and Hazel Pousson moved to California and earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Cal Tech. He worked at TRW on aerospace and satellite systems for most of his career leaving as a senior manager. At 55, he retired dedicating his time to his family and his real estate business. He was an avid runner and ran several marathons. He jogged regularly into his 80's. He enjoyed traveling with his wife. James also was a technophile and enjoyed working with computers. He will be missed by his wife Maria Dolores, of Spain; children Dr. Greg Pousson (Deborah) of Manhattan Beach and Chantal Pousson (Scott Allen) of Palos Verdes Estates; two granddaughters Elise Allen and Juliette Allen also of Palos Verdes Estates; and his sister Maureen Beard, of Egan, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Hazel Pousson, brother, Harvey Pousson, and one sister, Judy Pousson. To honor his memory and legacy a visitation and funeral mass will be held at American Martyrs Catholic church in Manhattan Beach, CA. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1 pm. A reception will follow the mass.

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  1. We offer our sincere condolences to you all.

    Aunt Hazel was my mother’s elder {by 2 years} sister. Our families would visit each other quite often, leading to many fond memories associated with those visits. These memories have been an abiding part of my life. I will miss him.


  2. My cousin, Rodney, as he was known to us was 18 years older than me. By the time I grew old enough to have a memory, he had been gone from the homestead for quite a while, but I heard about him all of my life from his parents and siblings. Like my brother Ray, I have many fond memories of our Aunt Hazel and Uncle Morris and Rodney’s (Jim’s) siblings, Judy and Maureen, who were/are closer to my age. My mom (Vinice) was a sister to Hazel. As I grew, we had weekly visits with my aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sometimes the gatherings were at our house, but were also at the Pousson household and Miller homestead. I remember picking figs from their orchard, playing in the barn, walking along the canal during the summer, and in the empty canal during the winter.

    I am sorry for your loss. I am sure you will treasure the memories of your husband and father.

    Eternal rest grant unto his soul, O Lord, and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  3. Loved you & yours DEARLY. Will miss your visits!

  4. Til we meet again I’ll remember when…
    When we played cowboys & indians.
    We swam at your house & ate hot homemade bread.
    You got on your bike & went for help when I fell off my bike.
    We were waterboys during rice harvesting.
    You played basketball.
    You & Harvey played guitars.
    You brought Lolita here for the first time.
    You came to see us when you came to Egan.
    Your last time here you treated us to a Cajun restaurant.

  5. candle 7Maria, Greg, and Chantal,
    How sad it was to find out this news. Much love and many cuddles to you all. So many wonderful memories of your family growing up.
    Love to you all

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