ForeverMissed

This memorial was created by Monique Maturin in the memory of my grandfather, J.C. Naquin, Sr. who was born on June 11, 1926 and passed away on June 26, 1979. We will remember him forever.

Posted by mary fontenot on January 16, 2021
Just wanted to to say I love you and miss you. We put new flowers today and I like they very much.

Wish I could add a picture of them for you.

I love you daddy and really wish I could talk to you right now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Geoff Holdridge on September 21, 2020
Dear Naquin family:

Yesterday my mom, Martha Holdridge, now 93 years old, gave me a letter that Nel wrote to her in the summer of 1978, when I was working for J.C. and Garber Bros. This sparked many fond and important memories. So this evening I went looking for some trace of him on the Internet and was so happy to find this site -- thanks and congratulations! I think about you all every time I hear about another hurricane or oil spill disaster affecting Acadiana -- one of the most beautiful places in the World, with some of the most amazing people!

I will be forever grateful for the wonderful hospitality that J.C., Nell, and the entire Naquin family afforded me that summer, and for the friendship and amazing life stories and lessons that J.C. shared with me then, and in our previous work together in the Java Sea. J.C. was -- and is -- a great American hero -- not only for his service to our country in WWII and afterwards, but also for his kindness, open mind, and welcoming spirit. I am proud and honored to have known him.

I now work for the U.S. Federal Government in Washington, as my dad and my grandfather before me. I work for the National Science Foundation and 20 other agencies involved in the National Nanotechnology Initiative -- including several agencies that are supporting research on nanotechnology for better drill bit metals, enhanced gas and oil recovery, and oil spill prevention and remediation -- not to mention cancer and COVID detection and therapies! My brief experience working for J.C., Garber Bros., and Offshore Logistics in the '70s helps motivate and inform the work that I am doing now. To this day I am in awe of the incredible people who make the offshore energy industry possible, and grateful for the sacrifices and risks they take to bring us energy independence...

I hope that someday I can -- very belatedly -- reciprocate the wonderful hospitality and friendship that you all afforded me back in the 1970s. Please feel free to contact me at geoff.holdridge@gmail.com. Come visit us in DC, or in Greenbrier County, WV, where my mom, my daughter, and I are still managing a small beef cattle operation.

Geoffrey M. Holdridge
Posted by mary fontenot on June 27, 2020
Daddy I can’t even comprehend that you have been gone for 41 years. Today is my 40th wedding anniversary and I know without a doubt you would have really liked him. He’s so good to me and our boys. Daddy I miss you so much even after this long. Please tell Landon I love him.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 26, 2020
J C I hope you know just how much you are missed after 41 years. Seems like I have so many thing's I would love to ask your opinion on. Our world is tumbling out of control. I think back on things you told me would take place. A lot of them have. God's heart must surely be hurting seeing what's going on. I will love you forever. Until we meet again.
Posted by mary fontenot on June 13, 2020
Daddy, I didn’t forget, I just got to busy. Makes me sad that I didn’t wrong you a note here. I love and miss you. So much I need to talk to you about. I wonder what you would have to say about some really important things right now. Anyway wanted to say happy heavenly birthday. I love you ❤️
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2020
Happy Heavenly Birthday my beloved husband. We miss you. RIP
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 26, 2019
Dear beloved husband, today oh my is 40 years ago I had to say goodbye to you forever. I can't believe its been that long. I think of you often wondering what advice you would give me about things in my life. Some I know and some I am not sure what you would say. Just know your are missed always.
Posted by mary fontenot on June 26, 2019
Just wanted you to know we miss you as much today as the day you left. I love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by mary fontenot on June 11, 2019
Wow another year has passed and so much is changing. I miss you so much and I wish I could sit and talk to you and get some advice from you. I hope you like the flowers mom and I put for you today. Please give Landon a big hug and tell him I love him.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2019
Today I want to wish you a Happy heavenly Birthday. It's hard to realize how long you have been gone. There has never been a doubt in my mine that you are basking in the presence of our Lord. You were baptized in his name and filled with his spirit. You are at peace. Thank you for being the man you were All my love forever.
Posted by mary fontenot on June 26, 2018
Daddy I miss you so much. I wanted to say how much I love you. Our youngest son is getting married tomorrow. It’s going to be 38 years tomorrow that I will be married. So we are proud to have him share our anniversary. Anyway just wanted to say how much I love and miss you.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 26, 2018
Well another year has drifted by and seems like there flying by. So many times I am thinking of making a decision about something and I think what would you think about it. You were a wise man. Love you forever. Still missing you.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2018
My dear JC, thinking of you today on your heavenly birthday. Sure do wish you were hear to tell me not to worry so much. All my love forever.
Posted by mary fontenot on June 11, 2018
Daddy I wanted to wish you a happy birthday in heaven. I wish you where because I need you more than you know. I know you and Landon are spending all your days together. I know you are as proud of him as I am. Daddy I think of you so often still. Please know I love and miss you so much..
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 26, 2017
Can't believe 38 years have gone by. Mary and Greg will celebrate 37 years of marriage tomorrow. She misses you as much today and so do as the day you left us. She is a very strong woman and you would be so proud of her. Blaine and Don do as well. Remember you will always be in our hearts. Love you forever.
Posted by mary fontenot on June 26, 2017
Daddy, So much has happened in the last year. I miss you so much and wish I could talk to you. Our son Landon went to meet you and even though I miss him, I know you will enjoy him. Daddy, he is such a loving a caring man. There are so many times I need to talk to you. I just wanted you to know how much I love and miss you after 38 years.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2017
Please look for your wonderful grandson Landon. He went to meet you February 22,2017. You will enjoy talking to him. His knowledge reminds me of you.
Posted by mary fontenot on June 12, 2016
WOW....I can't believe it has been 37 years. There are so many times I wish you where here so I could talk to you. There are so many things that are going on that would make you wonder. I would love to sit and talk to you and ask what you would do in some of my situations. Life has become so scary. I have tried to raise my boys knowing you and the kind of man you where. I love and miss you so much. I wish I could say everything is good, but it is not. I wish you where here so I could hug you. I need you more today than I did even yesterday. Love always your daughter.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2016
Missing you so much after 37 years.
Posted by Nell Naquin on June 11, 2016
A flower for you on your birthday.

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Posted by mary fontenot on January 16, 2021
Just wanted to to say I love you and miss you. We put new flowers today and I like they very much.

Wish I could add a picture of them for you.

I love you daddy and really wish I could talk to you right now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Geoff Holdridge on September 21, 2020
Dear Naquin family:

Yesterday my mom, Martha Holdridge, now 93 years old, gave me a letter that Nel wrote to her in the summer of 1978, when I was working for J.C. and Garber Bros. This sparked many fond and important memories. So this evening I went looking for some trace of him on the Internet and was so happy to find this site -- thanks and congratulations! I think about you all every time I hear about another hurricane or oil spill disaster affecting Acadiana -- one of the most beautiful places in the World, with some of the most amazing people!

I will be forever grateful for the wonderful hospitality that J.C., Nell, and the entire Naquin family afforded me that summer, and for the friendship and amazing life stories and lessons that J.C. shared with me then, and in our previous work together in the Java Sea. J.C. was -- and is -- a great American hero -- not only for his service to our country in WWII and afterwards, but also for his kindness, open mind, and welcoming spirit. I am proud and honored to have known him.

I now work for the U.S. Federal Government in Washington, as my dad and my grandfather before me. I work for the National Science Foundation and 20 other agencies involved in the National Nanotechnology Initiative -- including several agencies that are supporting research on nanotechnology for better drill bit metals, enhanced gas and oil recovery, and oil spill prevention and remediation -- not to mention cancer and COVID detection and therapies! My brief experience working for J.C., Garber Bros., and Offshore Logistics in the '70s helps motivate and inform the work that I am doing now. To this day I am in awe of the incredible people who make the offshore energy industry possible, and grateful for the sacrifices and risks they take to bring us energy independence...

I hope that someday I can -- very belatedly -- reciprocate the wonderful hospitality and friendship that you all afforded me back in the 1970s. Please feel free to contact me at geoff.holdridge@gmail.com. Come visit us in DC, or in Greenbrier County, WV, where my mom, my daughter, and I are still managing a small beef cattle operation.

Geoffrey M. Holdridge
Posted by mary fontenot on June 27, 2020
Daddy I can’t even comprehend that you have been gone for 41 years. Today is my 40th wedding anniversary and I know without a doubt you would have really liked him. He’s so good to me and our boys. Daddy I miss you so much even after this long. Please tell Landon I love him.
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