Marguerite Louise Desmarteau


HAYSVILLE – Desmarteau, Marguerite Louise, 81, went to her heavenly home on Dec 26 after gracing us with one last Christmas (photo Christmas Eve). Marguerite was born Nov 25, 1930 in Nardin, OK to Edith and Ora Holmes. Sometimes called “Billie”, Marguerite met the love-of-her-life Melvin at Palco high school. They were together 45 yrs when Mel passed in 2002. At 17, Marguerite taught in a 1-room schoolhouse. She had to prepare lunches, tend the fire and clean. Having taught for 34 years, she received a Master Educator award. Haysville students have fond memories of her.

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