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 Jean H. Theroux

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Jean H. Theroux

  • Birth 4 Jan 1921
  • Death 1 Jul 2005
  • Burial Holt, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 30464573

Louis and Jean Theroux had three children: John, Kathleen and Frank. Over the course of their marriage they lived in several places, including West Acton, MA, Lansing, MI and finally Holt, MI. Jean maintained her sense of humor through a number of challenges, including being married to a man whose own sense of humor included bringing home a wild array of items he'd picked up at auctions -- everything from a full church pipe organ and the complete contents of a radio station to a seemingly endless series of often odd vehicles: cars, trucks, fire engines, etc. Fortunately the Theroux property in Holt included several outbuildings which could hold a lot of Louis' treasures.
(Louis played a major role in operating The Theroux Development Company, which owns Windmill Trailer Park and a golf course in Holt. Louis shared his treasure hunting love of auctions with his brother Frank, the founder of the company.)
The farm home of Louis and Jean in Holt resembled the Douglas house on the TV series "Green Acres" and included a kitchen window which gave Jean a clear view of their driveway. "I had no idea," she said, "what I might be seeing Louis drive in with. It could be a steam shovel, an ambulance, an ice cream truck -- almost anything." Then she'd laugh and start talking about her own idea of collectables -- such as wicker furniture.

When her sister-in-law, Marjorie Theroux, died in 1987, Jean came by to comfort the family. She came up to Marjorie's son, Gary, and quietly said, "You know, your mother isn't really completely gone."

"What do you mean?" replied the griefstricken Gary. "I was there talking to her when she died."

"But she's not competely gone," continued Jean, with soft reassurance. "The best parts of her are living on -- in you and your brother and your sister. Your mother will still see the future. Only it will be through your eyes."


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  • Maintained by: Gary Theroux
  • Originally Created by: Sandra Moore
  • Added: 10 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30464573
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jean H. Theroux (4 Jan 1921–1 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30464573, citing Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt, Ingham County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Gary Theroux (contributor 46560228) .