IRON MOUNTAIN - Mary Frances Le Claire, 88, of Iron Mountain, formerly of Baraga, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Mary Hill Manor of Niagara, Wis., where she had been a resident for a couple weeks.
Mary was born August 3, 1925, in Baraga, daughter to Joseph and Alma (Anderson) Miron. She graduated from Baraga High School in 1943. She married Malvie Le Claire on November 27, 1943 in Detroit. In 1949 they moved to Oregon with his logging business and after a few years moved back to Baraga.
Mary was a member of St. Ann's Church, the Altar Society, Third Order of St. Francis and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was known for decorating at the church and for hunter's supper, beautifying Baraga with flower beds throughout town, and she enjoyed gardening, canning and baking.
Surviving are her son, Dr. John (Lisa Le Claire) of Muskegon, Mich.; daughter, Fran (Len) Pickett of Kingsford; brother, Joseph Miron of Fort Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brian (Courtney) Le Claire, Andrew Le Claire, Sara (William) Metz, Shaun Pickett, Shannon (Jeff) Powell, Michael (Stacey) Pickett; 11 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday, January 20, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Jacobson Funeral Home.
Parish prayers will be recited at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Ann's Church in Baraga with Fr. Nick Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Baraga Cemetery.
The Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Mary's guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.