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Marie Louise Tucker

Obituary of Marie Tucker

Marie Louise Tucker 1921-2011

Marie Louise was born Feb. 6th, 1921 in Paris France to Louis and Henriette LePerff. She attended and graduated an all girls Catholic school in Paris. After her schooling, she had a job working at a movie film distributorship where she met her future husband who was stationed in Paris with the American Occupying Army. Mr. Tucker made daily stops at Marie's work place to exchange movies and a romance blossomed. They were married Oct 9, 1945.

After the war ended Mr Tucker returned to Kremmling and Marie Louise joined him several months later after her boat trip and fulfilling the requirements at Ellis Island.

Kremmling Colorado in 1946 was quite a change for a big city girl, but she adapted.

One of her many accomplishments early on was to become a naturalized citizen, so she could vote for "IKE" for president. (the WWII supreme allied commander) Marie Louise had a high regard for WWII veterans and the Armies that liberated Europe. Every June 6th was a day to honor the men of the Normandy evasion and there was a special dinner for her family and one or two WWII veterans and their families as guest.

She was an accomplished seamstress having made clothes, gowns, and dresses for her family, friends and neighbors.

Marie Louise was an excellent cook spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Her husband of 64 years, W.G. "Tony" Tucker preceded her in death.

To their marriage, there were 5 children; Francois Tucker, Francine (Dennis) Carpenter, Bill Tucker, Jacquline Tucker and her husband Arnie Tesnow, Tony Tucker, and one granddaughter Joanna Carpenter.

Service Details

Friday, July 15th, 2011 2:00pm, Kremmling Community Church

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When I think of Marie Louise Tucker, the word that best describes her in my view is KINDNESS. She has always been held in the highest regard by the Ruby family. She visited my mother when she was struggling with the effects of MS. She brightened her days immensely. She visited my grandparents often as they grew older and less able to get out of the house. Her constant smile and cheery attitude helped them cope with getting old. She left their house brighter than when she arrived. My dad and mom, grandpa and grandma and Uncle Hal thought the world of Marie Louise Tucker. In their eyes, she was a saint. She was saint in my eyes, as well. She endured my climbing on her garage roof with Bill, not to mention our racket was we played cowboys and indians in her yard, basement and, occassionally, in her garden. Though it all, she gave no outward indication she was ready to do me harm. When I think of the neighborhood, Marie Louise always comes to mind. Her gentleness and kindness made it a special place. Mary Louise was short of physical stature, but she was ten feet tall in heart. I have truly been blessed to have known her.

Darrel Ruby Jul 17 2011 12:00 AM

I was sorry to learn of Marie Louie's passing. She always held a special place in my family's hearts. She was always so kind and thoughful, especially to my parents, grandparents and Uncle Hal. She enriched our lives with her ever-present smile and sunny disposition. My prayers are with you.

Darrel Ruby Jul 17 2011 12:00 AM

My favorite memories go back to when I'd drop off Sandy to play with Joanna or when we'd simply stop by to say, 'Hi!' to your Mom and Dad before we moved away in 2000. Your Mom would say, 'Come in, come in!' I was never quite sure what else she said after that, but her smile and the twinkle in her eyes spoke volumes. Your Dad would stand up and acknowledge our arrival with a big smile and very few words. He seemed to love watching Joanna and Sandy play. Blooming flowers and their beautiful garden surrounded their home. Her 'welcome' is what I'll always remember.

Linda Sherman Jul 15 2011 12:00 AM