Louis Herman Gest

Louis Herman Gest, 75, of Santa Fe Texas passed away on April 29, 2022. Louis was born on September 14, 1946, in Bastrop Texas to parents Loui and Bessie Gest.  Louis was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. Louis had a love for photography and editing all his own work.

Louis proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted in 1964 and served through 1970. He served in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Ranger.

Louis is preceded in death by his parents and four sisters.

Left to cherish his amazing life are his wife: Susan Gest; children: Jackie Arriza (Rick) and Aaron Gest; granddaughter: Skyler King; great granddaughter: Starla Koenig; sister: Loyce Bundick and many other family members and friends.



  1. We thank God for sharing you with us for all these years. You made me smile from the first time I met you. I will hold all those precious memories close always.
    “To live is Christ, and to die is Gain.” God has taken away the pain.
    Thank you Father! You will be missed by us all.

    Love you much,
    Brandy and Jason Howell

    Brandy and Jason Howell
  2. To my dear sister and nephew. I will pray that your grieving is short. We will be here whenever you need us.

    Brandy and Jason Howell
  3. Thank you, Uncle Buddy, for being the young, fun Uncle growing up. I will always have the fondest memories of life on the “farm” with you and our cousins and siblings. Thanks for pulling me in the wagon on the gravel road. I still have scars from the rocks embedded in my forehead when the wagon turned over. Good memories!

    Murph and I THANK YOU for your military service to our Country!

    You lived your life with no regrets, and best of all, you invited Jesus Christ into your heart and you are now resting eternally in His presence. I LOVE AND MISS YOU!

    Jeanie and Murph Dykes
  4. Sue, Aaron and Jackie,
    You have all been so strong taking care of Buddy and each other when he needed you the most and did so without hesitation. Thank you for your unselfish acts of love!
    In time, you can look back to the many, many years of happiness and good memories and you can laugh, cry, and give thanks for those years shared. We love you and pray for your comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

    Jeanie and Murph Dykes
  5. My dear sweet Uncle Buddy how I will miss you so much. There’s no word’s that I can say how a awesome man you were. I love you very much. 😍🥰

    Laura Hanner

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