Robert Stephen Bourque

Devoted husband, father, son, brother, Papa; family was everything. Lover of travel, especially to rivers and mountains. He always wanted to be going “out west”.

Robert Bourque died after a long struggle with Alzheimers on May 28th, a Tuesday Afternoon, in his home surrounded by his family in League City, Texas.

Robert was born on December 3, 1948 in Houston Texas to Aaron and Mozelle Bourque. He was their first of seven children. The family then moved to Louisiana where he spent his childhood. Not only did he have six siblings, but also over fifty first cousins to grow up with. This large presence of family in his life helped shape him into the man he became, valuing family over everything as his siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles became his lifelong best friends, school mates, and travel companions through life.

Robert graduated from La Grange High School in Lake Charles in 1967 and was then drafted into the Army. There he trained as a medic and X-ray tech. After his discharge, he went home to his family, now living in Pasadena, where his life would change.

In the summer of 1973, Robert met the love of his life, Marilyn. He immediately knew he found his next adventure partner. Coming from a large family herself, they both knew they wanted to continue that tradition with children of their own. They wasted no time and were married in Pasadena, TX on December 28, 1974. Four children followed over the years as they made their life together in Pasadena. Robert was an operator at Shell Chemical, but after the 3rd daughter was born and the sudden loss of his beloved dad, he knew he needed more time to be around his family, so he went back to school and got his degree to become a teacher. This way he could spend every holiday with his family, weekends traveling back to Louisiana to see his Momma and extended family and summers roaming the highways.

After a brief stint at Pasadena High School, Robert moved to Sam Rayburn High School in 1993 where he spent the next 21 years teaching math, computer science, and leading the District’s FIRST Robotics team. Countless students were introduced to the world of technology and robotics because of his tenacity in making sure the district knew how important it was. Robert retired in June of 2014. This was the beginning of Robert and Marilyn’s golden years. They had grandchildren arriving left and right and also were able to take several more trips, including completing their bucket list goal of visiting all fifty states. One of Robert’s favorite sayings was “The mountains are calling and I must go” and he continued to answer that call for as long as he could.

Robert is preceded in death by his father, Aaron Bourque, mother, Mozelle Bourque and sister, Deborah Babineaux. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn, daughters; Stephanie Bourque, Lyndsay Watkins (James), Sara Beery (Daniel), and Dr. Erin Bourque Gregory (Parker). HIs grandchildren, Madison Bourque, Parker Beery, Reid Watkins, Emily Beery, Oliver Watkins, Levi Gregory and great granddaughter Maisie Lewis. His brothers David (Michele) and Paul, sisters Angela, Tamara and Kandace, as well as countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services for Robert will be held Saturday June 8, 2024 at Crowder Funeral home – WEBSTER LOCATION 111 E. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598. Visitation will begin at 11 am with the service at 12 noon. Celebration of life to follow at Hometown Heroes Park. 1001 E League City Pkwy, League City, Texas 77573.


  1. So sorry♥️. Love to all the family. You are in my prayers♥️

    Sharon duplechin
  2. My dearest Bourque family, how privileged I was to be a part of your extended family. Robert and Marilyn gave me so many experiences and was THE true love story I got to witness. Robert’s stories and love for adventure will live on forever through you. May the love he gave and left carry you through this time.
    All my love, prayers and condolences, Frances

    Frances Rowan
  3. Marilyn I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Robert but I know he was a great guy and teacher.

    Jennifer Olmedo
  4. Robert, what a fabulous brother-in-law you have been! Your love and devotion to family, travel and humor fit in with our family so well! You helped all of us in becoming better moms, dads, sisters and brothers. I know your beautiful family will continue to honor the legacy you and Marilyn have built. I love and miss you!

    James Koenig
  5. Going to miss this fine fellow. He was an excellent husband, parent, cousin, son, nephew and educator. Robert had a commanding voice and intelligent mind. It was a joy growing up with and looking up to this veteran. RIP Cuz !

    Bill Breaux
  6. Long live Robert, and may his legacy and his stories never be forgotten.

    Lyndsay Bourque Watkins
  7. RIP Mr Bourque, I will forever remember your class and getting the opportunity to be able to anchor on PLANET RAYBURN. Thank you for always keeping your classroom door open for all

    Amanda Quintanilla
  8. My heart goes out to all the family.He will be missed by all. He is at peace in the arms of our Lord. All our love.

    Brenda Louviere
  9. Uncle Robert, there just aren’t words adequate, nor time enough to describe. You were a cool guy, but I didn’t realize this until I was much older. You scared the crap out of me as a kid. I was alway on edge in your line of sight as a kid, afraid to make the wrong move. I ate mustard on a McDonald’s hamburger because you gave it to me at Aunt Patsy’s house and told us to eat. As a young adult, I began to really see the real you. You were funny, dry witted, and always had a scowl, but you weren’t mad. You and Marilyn had a deep and obvious love, and a love for music that passed on to your children. You were my dad’s best friend. I love you and I have missed you, and miss you even more now.

    Renee Larson
  10. I didn’t get to meet Robert before alzheimers. However I did have the opportunity to care for him and spend time with him and his family after alzheimers got the best of him. I can remember taking him on walks. I loved him dearly and I’m really going to miss him.

    • Thank you so much for everything.

      Stephanie Bourque
  11. Robert was a co-worker at Rayburn and we spent countless hours getting Shattered Dreams filmed just the way he wanted it done. His quick wit and humor made me laugh more times that I could count and then he’d just film it the way he wanted and the masterpiece was created. Prayers of peace and strength go out to the Bourque family and extended family.

    Jennifer Edwards
  12. We were so sorry to hear about David’s brother Robert. We’ve read that he has really had a wonderful life, filled with family and friends. We will keep all of his family in our prayers. Sincerely, Susan and Rick Anderson

    Rick Anderson

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