Mary Frances Le Claire

IRON MOUNTAIN – Mary Frances Le Claire, 88, of Iron Mountain, formerly of Baraga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis., where she had been a resident for two weeks.

Mary was born Aug. 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 Nov. 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; daughter, Fran (Len) Pickett of Kingsford; brother, Joseph Miron of Fort Meyers, 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, Jan. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home in L’Anse. Parish prayers will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church in Baraga with Fr. Nick Thompson officiating.

Burial will be in Baraga Cemetery in the spring.

The Jacobson Funeral Home of L’Anse is assisting the family.

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