Theodore Jenkins Badger Jr.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 30, 2014

Theodore Jenkins Badger, Jr., born Dec. 5, 1944
passed away Nov. 11 at M.D. Anderson Medical Center, Houston, Texas of complications developing from his 14-year battle with cancer (CLL). He was surrounded with love by his wife of nearly 47 years, the former Evelyn Aileen Norton and their 10
children, Bethany Badger Haddock (Rich), Kimberly Badger Fowler (Trevin), Theodore Jenkins Badger, III (Michelle), Mark Blanton Badger, Stephen Norton Badger (Desirae), David Best Badger (Jana), Rebecca Badger Cope (Taber), Eric Moreland Badger
(Cindy), Jessica Badger Flygare (Skyler) and Rosalia Badger Long (Nelson).
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. until time of service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Interment will be at Beauregard Cemetery.
He was born in Selma, Ala. to the late Theodore Jenkins Badger and the former Betty
Elaine Whitehill. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Duke University. In healthcare administration for 40 years, he served as the CEO of Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder for 28 years until his retirement in 2012.

He was a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served on various boards representing Beauregard Memorial Hospital at the local, state and national levels. In 1987 and 1991, he served as president of the Central
District of the Louisiana Hospital Association; from 1990-1991, he served as president of the DeRidder Rotary Club; from 1993-1995, he served as chairman of the Louisiana Hospital Association; from 1994-1995, he served as a delegate representing
small (or rural) hospitals on the Regional Policy Board 7 of the American Hospital Association and he became a state delegate for that organization from 1996-1999; finally, from 2009-2012, he served as the chairman of the Voluntary Hospitals of
America, Gulf States Division.?Ted Badger led an exemplary life of service to his community, his church and his family. He served twice as a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for over 12 years he served members of the church
in central Louisiana and Mississippi as a counselor in three stake presidencies. He had numerous church teaching and leadership callings. He was Scout Master of the Year for the Thunderbird District of the Calcasieu Area Counsel and served on many
scout committees. He was always available for wise counsel for those in need.
He is survived by his mother; brother, Bruce Ault Badger (Janet); his wife; their 10 children; and 34 grandchildren.
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