Thomas Terry Fenton M.D.
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Fenton, M.D., Thomas Terry A family practitioner from 1943 until his retirement in 1994, he died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Lakewood Quarters. He was 89 and a native and resident of Baton Rouge. He was a general surgeon in the U.S. Army during World War II, having served in the Pacific and later in Korea. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home chapel, 825 Government St., on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until religious service at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Gerald H. Burns. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Stella Harvey Fenton of Baton Rouge; two stepsons and their wives, Robert L. and Dawn Bundick of Baton Rouge, and Dennis R. and Becky Bundick of Abbeville; niece, Linda Renfroe Kimball of Lafayette; three grandnephews, Kevin, Craig and Terry Kimball, all of Lafayette; and two grandnieces, Cherri Kimball and Shivaun Bertrand, both of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elinor O'Brien Fenton; parents, George Ellwood "Doc Fenton" and Gertrude Bauer Fenton; and sister, Gertrude Fenton Renfroe. Pallbearers will be Dennis and Derek Bundick, John H. Cox Jr., and Kevin, Craig and Terry Kimball. He was a longtime member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2006.
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January 25, 2006
Thank you to all of you who have shared wonderful heartfelt memories of my Great Uncle Terry. I was too young to know the professional Dr. Terry, so it warms my heart to see the words from his former patients.
To Aunt Stella, her son Bob and the rest of the family, Thank you for your love and kindness - my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Uncle Terry was a lucky man to have had two loves in his life. His first wife Elinor, who was like a second mother to my mom, Linda Renfroe Kimball, and Aunt Stella, who our family is very fond of.
Uncle Terry in his later years resembled his sister, our beloved "Dearie", Gertrude Ellwood Fenton Renfroe. It always warmed my heart to see him and think of her.
He will be truly missed!

God Bless,
Shivaun Bertrand
January 19, 2006
You know the Norman Rockwell picture of doctors? Well, my living Rockwell was Doc Fenton. His white coat, his raised brow, his attention, his knowledge, his compassion,his wit and his strength to instill that everything would be alright in time was painted from my youth to my adulthood. When he retired the painting was dimmed, but now knowing that he shares a special place above with his so many friends, I now see that painting as bright as ever - thanks for sharing your husband, father and grandfather with so many of us.
Lord willing, maybe someday I will once again shake the hand of the gentle man in my picture of what a doctor should be.

Dale Rigby
my brother Andy Rigby
my mother Carolyn D. Rigby deceased 1994
my father Charles L. Rigby Jr deceased 2004

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January 19, 2006
On behalf of my mother, Dr. Fenton's wife, Stella Harvey Fenton, and our family, we want to thank everyone for your many kind thoughts of Dr. Fenton. Although his body became frail over the years since his retirement, his mind remained as sharp as always. He continued to give helpful medical advise, support many charities, and exercise his compassion for people and animals. Even in his last days he continued to assist his own doctors with medical advise for his own condition. The day of his death he was alert and had the opportunity to say his good-byes to his loved ones. He died peacefully in his sleep. We shall never forget his kind nature and the way he touched the lives of everyone with whom he had contact. We feel priviledged to have had him in our lives. We will miss the man with the "kind, gentle man with the healing hands."

Bob Bundick, stepson, and family
Bob Bundick
January 18, 2006
To the entire family, I pray for you all. I love you all. I wish for Doc. Terry that he having coffee with our Maw Maw Truett Foster. I knew that she was there to meet him and the rest of his gone loved ones. We will help our Aunt as much as we can. We will not forget. We love you Doc.
Dot Truett Jackson
January 18, 2006
I wish to convey our sympathies to the family in the loss of Dr. Fenton. He became our family doctor when we moved to Baton Rouge in 1956 (I was 6-yrs-old). He took care of all my famly (my parents, me, my three aunts and uncles and their families, and all of our children as we grew up and had families of our own). We missed him so much when he retired. I agree with others that have signed this Guest Book - we looked on Dr. Fenton as a friend and not just our doctor. He has greatly touched so many lives. What a wonderful message to our world and what a blessing to your family.
Deborah Holsomback
January 17, 2006
Dr. Fenton became our family doctor
when we came to Baton Rouge in the
1940's. He remained our physician
until he retired. My mother had a
stroke and Dr.Fenton was very kind
to us and helpful in giving advice
and treatment which led to her
recovery. We will never forget him and the way he treated our family over the many years. We send our thoughts and condolences to his family and know that he will be greatly missed.
Lillian Authement &Family
January 17, 2006
Dr. Fenton had been our families
physician for many years. We were all sorry to see him retire as we
felt not only that he was our physician but friend as well. We have thought of him often through the years since his retirement and are very sorry for his loss and he will be missed by all of us. We send our condolences to his family and know that they will miss his great personality and sweet smile.
Joe & Elaine Bonadona
January 17, 2006
Aunt Stella, Bob and Dennis,
I was saddened to hear of Terry's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Love, Tammy, David, Amy and Robert
Tammy Truett-West
January 17, 2006
Dr. Fenton became my family's doctor in the late 1940's. He was wonderful. He saw me through my teenage years, marriage and the birth of my two children, one who is now a doctor. He took care of my children, husband and parents until we left Baton Rouge in the 70's. I thought so highly of him that I named my daughter "Terry", who is now in her 40's.

They don't make doctors like him anymore. My sympathy to his family. He was a wonderful man and a wonderful doctor. I was fortunate to have been his patient.
Catherine St Amant
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