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Marjorie LeClair

Jul 9, 2017 From staff reports

Lander native Marjorie LeClair of Mesa, Arizona, died Saturday, July1, 2017. She was age 89.

A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.

She was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Lander, to Henry Hudspeth and Irene Deeds Hudspeth.

She spent her childhood years during the Great Depression. After World War II and graduation from Fremont County Vocational High School in Lander, she married John LeClair, who had served in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner in a B-17 in the European theater.

On Nov. 24, 2016, they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

They have two daughters, Bobbie and Donna. They lived in the Burris/Crowheart area on a cattle ranch.

A group of local people joined a square dance club in Riverton which led to a 50-year adventure in a profession of square dancing that took the LeClairs to all 50 states and all but three provinces of Canada.

In 1971 the couple moved to Mesa, Arizona, to be resident caller and teachers in five different RV resorts, involving square dances and various couple dances. For the next 15 years, they escorted 23 square dance tours to 62 different countries. In1985 they escorted a golf tour, playing famous courses in Scotland and England.

After they retired from square dancing in1986, they were employed as guest service representatives for the Phoenix Suns Arena, Chase Ball Park and the Dodge Theatre.

Preceding Mrs. LeClair in death were her parents, Henry Hudspeth and Betty (Appleby)Hudspeth, and Irene Hudspeth and Frank (Valhuskey); and brother Henry Hudspeth Jr. and (Elaine) Hudspeth.

Marjorie LeClair is survived by her husband, John, of Mesa, Arizona; daughters Bobbie Potter (Ken) of Christiansburg, Virginia, and Donna Keeler (Dave Christensen) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren Ronald Potter (Sarah) and family, Jacob and Nora, of London, England, Sara Bishop (Julius) and family, Jackson and Ella, of Palo Alto, California, and Heather Keeler and family, Daniel John Smith, of Moorhead, Minnesota; and several cousins and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donors contribute to a charity of their choice.

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