Aaron Jerome Joubert (Beau) was the second child, first son, and first-generation Texan-born of Helen Jean Fuselier (Roman Catholic) and Aaron Joubert (Southern Baptist). He was born on Veteran’s Day in 1952 (11/11/1952) at Houston Texas Herman Hospital. No, Beau was not a junior, he had a middle Catholic Christian name, in which his father did not. He was the first grandson on both sides of the family. OMG! The journey began!
When his mother was pregnant with him, his uncle, Laron, who was a rodeo fan, liked a rider named “Jabbo”. He said if the baby would be a boy he would tag him with the nickname. His mom said, “Ok”, but would have to drop the “Jab”, so “Bo” became the first derivation of his tag! The more famous “Beau” tag came in the mid-seventies.
Beau always loved to draw, not to be an artist, per se, but just drawing. The attribute was specifically identified when he started Jack Yates Senior High. He enrolled in the drafting course and his skills were identified by the instructor. He loved how things worked. Schematics was the map to that end! Although he was interested in athletics, drafting remained his passion.
As a young man in high school, he also had a passion for cars. To be able to afford his own car, Beau was not afraid to work. He worked at his father’s service stations, started his own car parking team whose clients included some of Houston’s finest restaurants, country clubs, and parking services for special events. He was able to afford his first car, which was a 1956 Oldsmobile, which he had reupholstered with red and white candy-striped leather seats.
In his senior year at Yates, just prior to graduation, his drafting instructor was instrumental with getting him a job interview with Bechtel Corporation. Straight out of high school, Beau had his first professional job with Bechtel Corporation, as an engineering draftsman.
His earnings from his new career allowed him to continue his love for cars. His next succession of cars included the new Dodge Super Bee, Triumph TR5 and TR6 and one of his favorites, the Bricklin (orange!) with the “gull-wing’ doors.
Beau’s career took him away from Houston to many other companies and cities, when he became an electrical engineer job shopper. He had gigs with major companies in Tennessee, Missouri, and Ohio.
Beau continued his electrical engineering career that ultimately brought him and Jacques to Cincinnati, OH. He met and married Michelle. They were blessed with a daughter, Amber. Beau was 48 years old! His friends and family would tease him for being at an age when he should be having grandchildren.
In 2007 Aaron started his lifetime career at Fosdick & Hilmer which recently changed to KFI Engineering. He enjoyed the opportunity to be able to work on many projects. He was such a dedicated and hardworking employee. He was a dedicated father to Jacques and Amber and was a dedicated grandfather to his lovely grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
He is survived by his son, Jacques Joubert; daughter, Amber Joubert; granddaughters, Sage, Nyasia, D’Aysia, and Na’riyah; grandsons, Jacques Jr., De’Andre, and Gregory Jr.; great-grand, Trevon Jr.; stepchildren, Brandon, Brandi, and Gregory; sister, Janice Joubert Walton (Abdul-Hakim Ahmed); brothers, Thomas Joubert (Mario Chacon) and Steven Joubert (Wendell Knight); nephews, Aaron Walton and Che Walton, two great nephews, one great niece, and one great-great nephew.