Baker City, Oregon
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Henry Marcel Delepierre, 88, died Nov. 3, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. There will be a luncheon afterward at St. Francis Cathedral Parish Hall.
Marcel was born on Sept. 19, 1916, at Baker City to Alphons and Irma Delepierre. He received his education at St. Francis Academy and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
His first wife, Pansy Masters, died. His second wife, Marion Murphy, died in 1978. In 1987, he married Marie Stultz.
He spent his lifetime working in the lumber mills and at the lime plant. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed seeking mushrooms and huckleberries.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke. He loved to tease his grandchildren.
He raised pigeons and enjoyed playing cards with friends. He enjoyed eating prawns and was known to “take a nip” now and then. Marcel could argue religion with the best of them and he enjoyed casual gambling.
He was an affectionate and loving man. When he retired from the workforce due to rheumatoid arthritis, he took his wristwatch off and never wore it again.
Survivors include his wife, Marie; his children, Bill and Christina Delepierre, Larry and Peg Murphy, Don and Bea Delepierre, Mary Ann and Claude Eggerman, Carolyn and Terry Nordstrom and Doug Murphy; stepchildren, Elaine and Ike Warwick, Helen and Don Boesch, Kenneth and Judy Stultz, Linda and Bill Soles, and Debbie and Darrell Millman; several grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Hilda Lewis, Jeanette Beck, Louise Stewart and Loretta Cook; and brothers, Al Delepierre and Ernie Blair.
Marcel was preceded in death by his parents; his wives Pansy and Marion; sisters, Mary DeRoest and Lydia Hoslam; and brothers, Jim Blair and Gerard Blair.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 5, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor