MANISTIQUE – The world has lost a very special lady. Dolores “Dee” Gould, of 120 N. Fifth St., Manistique, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
She was born June 1929, in Cooks, Mich., the daughter Raoul and Leona DeMars) Demers. She attended Calspar, Riverside, and St. Francis schools and was a graduate of Manistique High School with the Class of 1947.
On Sept. 30, 1948, she married Frederick “Pug” Gould at St. Francis de Sales Church in Manistique. They lived in South Dakota, Paris, France, Illinois, and England. Frederick unexpectedly preceded her in death on July 9, 1960, while serving in the U.S. Force in England.
Dee was employed over the years as a clerk at the Gambles Store, Kiddy Shop and Grainery Manistique.
She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, St. Anne’s Altar Society, Our Lady of Fatima Circle and the funeral luncheon committee. She was also an active member of Schoolcraft County V.F.W. Auxiliary of Manistique.
She enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Las Vegas, reading, bowling, playing cards, and going the casino.
Most important to Dee was family. Her sacrifices, concern, and gentle influence were inspiring and her love was unconditional and never ending. She was the go-to person for many. Her family and friends were so proud of Dee and thank God every day that he chose her to be a part of their lives.
Dolores is survived by her children, Alana (Wayne) Sample of Green Bay, Wis., and Colin Gould of Sheridan, Wyo.; grandchildren, Jeremy (Mike) Sample of Suamico, Wis., and Dana (Chris) Andrakowicz of Manistique; great-grandchildren; Gabrielle Danz, Tanner Danz and Logan Danz; great-great grandchild, Ava Tietz; sister-in-law, Joyce DeMers of Manistique; brothers-in-law, George Devine of Manistique and Daniel Gould of Manistique; along with several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her great-grandchild, Tyler Danz; sister, Virginia Devine; brother; Allen DeMers; and an infant brother; Allen Jerome Demers.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Manistique. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at noon at the church with Father Ben Paris officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery at Manistique.
Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.