Upon graduation in 1954 “from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics, [Louis] was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force and entered pilot training, receiving his wings in 1956. He flew the F-86 SabreJet and the F-100 Super Sabre, and was qualified as a fighter day pilot and a flight test pilot. In 1962, he was honorably discharged from service with the grade of Captain…
After serving the balance of his Air Force career in Japan, Louis moved to San Francisco, and began working for National Cash Register (NCR). There he achieved the honor of Salesman of the Year Award in 1973 from The Sales and Marketing Executives Association of San Francisco and was responsible for selling and installing the first ever computerized cash register and reservation system for Hyatt Hotels. In 1974, he moved, with his two young boys (Brett and Nicolas), to Lake Charles, La., to be close to his sister and brother-in-law, the late Dr. George and Nina Schneider, and began his career as a New York Life Insurance Agent.
With New York Life, Villaume earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College, and was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. In 1988, Louis met Sydalise (Sissie) Fredeman Crawford and they married in June of 1991. They were happily married and had many great adventures together until Sissie’s death on their 20th anniversary, June 29, 2011. He was past president of the following professional organizations: Society of Financial Service Professionals, Estate Planning Council, and Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He was a member and Past Master of Lake Charles Lodge 165, F&AM, and a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Charles and the Salvation Army Advisory Board.”