Big city girl adapted to Kremmling life
July 5, 2011
Marie Louise Tucker was born Feb. 6, 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. W.G. “Tony” 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 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. (Ike was the WW II supreme allied commander) Marie Louise had a high regard for WW II veterans and the armies that liberated Europe. Every June 6 was a day to honor the men of the Normandy invasion and there was a special dinner for her family and one or two WW II 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 and spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
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Her husband of 64 years, W.G. “Tony” Tucker preceded her in death.
To their marriage, there were five children born; Francois Tucker, Francine (Dennis) Carpenter, Bill Tucker, Jacquline Tucker and her husband Arnie Tesnow, Tony Tucker; and one granddaughter Joanna Carpenter.
Memorial service for Marie Louise will be at 2 p.m. July 15 at the Kremmling Community Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cliffview Assisted Living Center, PO Box 1119, Kremmling CO. 80459
Grand County Mortuary is handling the arrangements, http://www.grandcountymortuary.com, Mark H. Shearon, director. 970-725-9010.