Lucille Caron Lagasse, 90, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, died Jan. 15, 2013, at her home. She was co-founder and a very active member of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, New Hampshire where she had a membership number of #2. (Co-founder Roger Lawrence was #1.) For some time, the library of the Society was maintained in her home. She later helped with the fund drive that resulted in purchase of a 4,000-square foot building for the library and classrooms.
Lucille was a woman of many talents. During World War II, she worked as an aircraft mechanic. She was active in politics, serving in the state Legislature. She ran for Congress, was campaign manager for many governors, New Hampshire congressmen and senators. She chaired President Ronald Reagan's successful New Hampshire elections.
She also kept an active social life and sang and danced well into her 80s. When not doing politics or dancing, she raised a family of five children. She also advocated health and good eating, authoring a book - "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" - that combined recipes with her homespun advice and lyrics from popular music of the post-war era.
You can read Lucille's obituary at http://goo.gl/aCv2T.
My thanks to Gerry Savard for telling me the sad news.