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Madeleine Vanderpool, 79, passed away at her home in Baker City, Ore., on May 24, 2007.
A Celebration of Madeleine’s Life and Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 11 a.m., at the Elkhorn Community Church 1839 3rd Street Baker City. A reception for friends and family will follow immediately after the service. Location to be announced at a later date.
Madeleine was born on Aug. 8, 1927, to Raymond and Cecile (Fortier) Lecoq in New York, N.Y. She was raised in Downey, California and graduated from Downey High School.
On Nov. 23, 1946, she married William Kenneth Vanderpool in Yuma, Ariz. They had two children, Rebecca and Dan. They made Baker their home in 1970.
The greatest joys of her life were camping, fishing and traveling. She also enjoyed sewing, making “special” blankets and creating unique Christmas decorations. She has given these treasures to many loved ones and will be remembered for her talent, creativity and thoughtfulness.
Madeleine leaves to cherish her memory, her wonderful husband of 60 years, William (Ken) Vanderpool of Baker City; son, Dan Vanderpool and wife, Deb of Baker City; grandchildren, Danielle Smith and husband Mark of Magnolia, Texas; Josh Vanderpool of Baker City, James Gray and wife, Iris of Jacksonville, N.C. and Jennifer Gray of Colorado Springs, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Hunter, Rebecca, Christopher and Ryan; brothers, Paul Lecoq and wife, Sherry of Spokane, Wash., Eddie Lecoq and wife, Phyllis of Sacramento, Calif., Thomas Lecoq and wife Jean of Apple Valley, Calif.; brother-in-law, Robert Scheel of Downey, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and close friends. She was loved by so many. All who knew her will miss her laughter, love, compassion and graciousness.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Ann Gray; parents; brother, Maurice; sister, Renee.
Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in memory of Madeleine may do so to the charity of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor