Louise May Bibeault, 83, homemaker, mother of 10

April 05, 2004

Louise May Bibeault, a homemaker who raised 10 children, died of heart failure March 29 at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 83.

Louise Leigh was born in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from high school.

In 1945, she married John Philip Bibeault, a decorated chief warrant officer in the Marine Corps who had recently returned from World War II. Her husband, who received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in Korea, died in 1996.

The couple lived in Washington and Rockville before moving to Glen Burnie in 1958. Their household was filled with the hustle and bustle of their seven sons and three daughters.

Thomas P. Bibeault of Glen Burnie said that his mother was one of the most organized people he knew. She had to be, he said, because there was only one bathroom in the house.

Mrs. Bibeault enjoyed bingo games and traveling to the beach in Ocean City, said her son. She was also an active member of the local American Legion chapter.

Services were Thursday.

In addition to her son, she is survived by six other sons: James R. Bibeault, George F. Bibeault and Richard W. Bibeault, all of Glen Burnie, John M. Bibeault of Catonsville, Raymond E. Bibeault of Millersville and Stephen J. Bibeault of Kingsville; three daughters, Marie L. Shorey of Pasadena, Dorothy A. Jones of Severn and Susan M. Hejl of Bel Air; two sisters, Evelyn Simmons of Conroe, Texas, and Florence Elizabeth Chandor of Camp Springs.; one brother, Warren Leigh of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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