Marguerite Emily Bareiss Provost, of Bishop, passed peacefully on January 15, 2014.
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Born in Springfield, Mass., on March 2, 1924, to Hildebrand and Lena Peters Bareiss, Mrs. Provost graduated from Palmer High School, Palmer, Mass., on June 22, 1941. She earned a Registered Nursing Certificate from the State of Massachusetts on May 1, 1945, and joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, from which she was honorably discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant on November 26, 1945, having received the World War II Victory Medal.
On May 10, 1947, Mrs. Provost received a Registered Nurse license from the State of Indiana; on February 19, 1953, from the State of Washington; and on March 15, 1962, from the State of Georgia.
Mrs. Provost was married to the late Ernest E. Provost, of Needham, Mass., and is survived by two sons: Randall (Vicki) Provost, of Sylva, N.C., and Wayne (Susan) Provost, of Bishop; and five grandchildren: Joli, Beverly, Nicholas, Michelle, and Renee Provost.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the E.E. Provost Undergraduate Fisheries & Wildlife Scholarship, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2152.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements.
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 31, 2014