Monique Aleck(1927 - 2014)

MONIQUE ALECK Monique Aleck passed away peacefully July 8, 2014. Born Monique Marie Louise February 24, 1927 in Rouen, France to Jean Andre and Simone Poulain of France. She lived in Dijon and Vichy as a child, then in Nice just before WWII. Monique met her husband to be, during the Liberation of Nice, France in late Aug. 1944. After a torrid exchange of letters and the ending of the war, they married on June 30th 1945. A Liberty Ship brought her to America and a year later they settled in Oroville. They had 7 children from 1947 to 1966. When the children were in school she worked for several years in the banking commerce, then later in retail. Mom's first passion was her family and friends, then cooking. She and Dad were members of the Gourmet club, even holding the office of President. She was well known for her delicious French influenced meals even when cooking Greek fare. Her hobbies included playing bridge, knitting, crocheting, devouring novels, and enjoying get togethers with family and friends, most noteably the Kumles, Lanes, Theveos, Rogers, Drueckers and more. After she lost, Johnny, just shy of their 54th wedding anniversary, she turned her attention and volunteered at St. Thomas school. She loved being with the children and even earned the Presidents award for achieving 500 hours of volunteer service. When her health started to decline Mom became a resident at Prestige Assisted Living. The ladies who worked there, Korey, Judy, Krystle, Marlene, Kathi, Della, Ana, Robin and many more, fell in love with Mom and took her under their special care. She is survived by sons, Johnny Jr., Gregg, and Marc and daughters Marianne Aleck, and Stephanie Cole. Sister. Colette Huston and niece Trish Huston. Grand children include, Leesah-Aleck Young, Christine Aleck, Victoria Nicholes, Eric Waterbury, Devin Waterbury, Chantel Waterbury, Benjamin Aleck, Christopher Aleck, Jillian Wright, and Jordan Wright, and nine great-grand children. She also has other niece and nephews living in the surrounding Oroville area. Mrs. Aleck was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Gus Aleck, daughters Christiane Aleck and Michele Aleck Waterbury. Arrangements were/are being made by Ramsey Funeral Home of Oroville Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America. She will be buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Feather River Blvd. next her husband Johnny and daughter Christiane. Together again~

Funeral Home

Ramsey Funeral Home
1175 Robinson Street Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 534-3877

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on July 10, 2014