THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary F. Le Claire
Mary Frances Le Claire, 88, of Iron Mountain, MI., formerly of Baraga, MI., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, where she was a resident for a couple of weeks.
Born Aug. 3, 1925 in Baraga, the daughter of Joseph and Alma (Anderson) Miron, she graduated from Baraga High School in 1943. She married Malvie Le Claire on Nov. 27, 1943 in Detroit. In 1949 they moved to Oregon with his logging business and after a few years returned to Baraga.
A member of St. Anns Church, the Altar Society, Third Order of St. Francis, and the American Legion Auxiliary, she was known for decorating at the church and for hunters supper, beautifying Baragathrough town with flower beds. She enjoyed gardening, canning and baking.
Surviving are a son, Dr. John (Lisa) Le Claire, of Muskegon, Mi.; a daughter, Fran (Len) Pickett, of Kingsford; a brother, Joseph Miron, of Fort Meyers, Fl.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Malvie; brothers, Donald, Lester, Raymond, Earl, Louis, and Roger Miron and sisters, Norma Ross and Rita Le Claire.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home with parish prayers recited at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass was offered on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Anns Church in Baraga, with Fr. Nick Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Baraga Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home of LAnse assisted the family with arrangements.