1918 - 2016
On Sunday evening, June 5, 2016, Marcelle Marie Blanche Bouvet Lance passed peacefully with friends at her side at the young age of 97. Marcelle was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Paris France to Henriette Bouvet and Albert Taleuar. As World War II came to an end, Marcelle married the love of her life Charles Lance in Paris and left her home to join her husband in the United States. Marcelle adored her beloved poodles and although she had no children of her own, she helped raise quite a few. As a child, Marcelle performed in Paris with the famous children’s opera and caught the travel bug at the age of 17 when she was called to be a nanny in Helsinki, Finland. In her lifetime, she traveled to 43 countries within Africa, Asia, South America, Polynesia, Europe from Morocco to Bora Bora. Her final trip was at age 85 to Antarctica. Marcelle enjoyed entertaining and preparing fine meals with a flair of elegance. Marcelle enjoyed dressing fashionably and was a seamstress and made all of her own clothes with attention to the finest detail, which included knitting, embroidery and crochet. She was awarded many first place ribbons at the county and state fair for her abilities. After 71 years in the United States, her nails were as strong and beautiful as her French accent. Marcelle was an example of dignity and gracious living. We will remember her gratitude, love and her feisty approach to life. We are deeply grateful for the love, attention and service of all the caretakers who allowed Marcelle the ability to keep her dignity and independence until her last page was closed. Memories and Condolences may be left at didericksenmemorial.com. In honoring Marcelle’s wishes, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Magnolia House, Memory of Marcelle Lance, 464 S. Main Street, Tooele, UT 84074.