Jere Bacharach Obituary, Death – Jere Bacharach was a coworker and a friend of MEM’s, therefore the news of his passing has left us with a heavy heart. Professor Bacharach was awarded the MEM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, in addition to serving as president of the organization on two separate occasions (1997-2000 and 2003-2006). We honor the scholarly contributions he made during his life. On March 3, 2023, Jere Lacey Pyburn, a devoted husband, father, grandpa, and great grandfather, passed away.
He was a total of five generations of Pyburns. Jere attended high school in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from C.E. Byrd. He received his education at Louisiana Tech University, where he served on the Mascot Care Team for the university’s bulldog, Tech. In 1955, Jere wed the woman who would become the love of his life, Maurine. They celebrated 67 years of wedded bliss together. Jere spent the majority of his retirement serving as an officer for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association after working for Davidson Louisiana Incorporated for a total of 30 years.
While traveling across the United States for 22 years on their Gold Wing, Jere and Maurine made friends and memories that would last a lifetime along the way. In addition, Jere was an active participant at the First Methodist Church located in Monroe, Louisiana. His mother and father, Davis Eugene Pyburn and Bonnie Lacey Pyburn, as well as his daughter, Lisa Pyburn Morgan, and two of his brothers, Davis Eugene Pyburn, Jr. and Richard Earl Pyburn, had passed away before him.
Jere is survived by his wife, Maurine Price Pyburn; his daughter, Lila Jeter (Greg) of Alexandria, Louisiana; his son, Lance Pyburn (Heather) of Melissa, Texas; his brother, Jack Harris Pyburn; his grandchildren, Melissa Walker (Greg), Abby Ohrt (Nic), Logan Pyburn, and Landon Pyburn; his great grandchildren, Henry Walker, William Ohrt, and Patrick Ohrt; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.