Godfather of La Mirada Football Passes
Longtime active community member, the man who many consider the Godfather of La Mirada Football, has died.
Don Gauthier passed away early Monday morning after suffering a stroke.
He was the founding President of La Mirada Pop Warner Football for over 25 years and was also the La Mirada High School Freshman Football head coach for over 35 years, coming over from Neff High in the late 70’s and continued all the way through the 2015 season at which time he retired after the passing of his best friend his wife Judy.
In the early 90’s, Gauthier’s freshmen teams went undefeated for a span of ten years. The kids loved him, “He was an old fashioned, no-nonsense coach.”
Gauthier was also very active in La Mirada Little League and was a well-respected, dedicated La Mirada man.
Don's funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 PM at Rose Hills. There will also be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 27th at 2:30 PM at Granada Heights Church (11818 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada)
Don will truly be missed.