Marian Perregaux (September eight, 1928 — April 13, 2019)

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Marian Perregaux was born on September eight, 1928, in Burlington, Indiana, to Roy and Waneta Brubaker. In her second year at Indiana University, she married Joeseph L. Bingham, father of her 5 youngsters, Mark, Susan, Annie, David and Elizabeth (Betsy). Immediately after living in married housing at Indiana University and later Michigan State University till her husband completed his Ph.D., they moved to New York. Following a divorce, Marian was a pre-college teacher and resumed her education, graduating with a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College at the age of 41.

Immediately after a move to Rochester, NY, Marian was active in the civil rights movement, and it was no surprise that her 1st job there was Educational Supervisor at the Baden Street Settlement in the inner city. She created revolutionary curricula created to foster pride and self-worth. Marian then spent quite a few years as the Executive Director of the Edgerton Day Care Center. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Westside Wellness Solutions, she met the new Executive Director, Edmond A. Perregaux, and they married two years later.

Collectively they moved to Massachusetts, exactly where Marian became the Executive Director of Huge Brothers/ Huge Sisters. Active in the neighborhood, she volunteered at the Samaritan suicide hotline and on the Religious Education Committee at the Andover Unitarian Fellowship. Her interest in religious education led to a position as Director of Religious Education. Following a move to Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Marian worked as a Social Worker in an Adult Day Wellness Care Center. Her final job just before retiring was the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Church of New Bedford. In Fairhaven, in their 1835 historic property, she and Ed hosted the Captain Delano Property Bed and Breakfast.

Retiring to Carbondale, CO, in 1997, Marian fell in adore with Mt. Sopris, Mountain Fair, the beauty of the valley and the spirit of the town. In Carbondale, she volunteered for LIFT-UP, the Unitarian Fellowship, as properly as in the elementary and middle schools. Immediately after September 11, 2001, Marian organized The Hysterical Society of Carbondale, “for the preservation of laughter and fantastic instances,” which is an ongoing group of females who meet month-to-month for lunch.

There was practically nothing Marian enjoyed extra than travel, and she was fortunate to see substantially of Europe, Canada and the United States with her sister Jean, her husband Ed and in some cases on her personal. She traveled solo to Africa and Saint Lucia in her 80s! Other interests incorporated reading, cooking, entertaining, listening to jazz and enjoying visits from family members and pals.

In September 2010, immediately after 31 content years of marriage, Marian lost her husband, Ed. She continued to be active and engaged in life, blessed with quite a few pals, family members and her two beloved Shih Tzu’s.

Marian leaves behind her youngsters, Mark Bingham of Breaux Bridge, LA, Susan Scofield (John) of Katonah, NY, Annie Ward of Boulder, CO, Dave Bingham (Lisa) of Hailey, Idaho, and Betsy Bingham-Johns (Dwight) of Carbondale, CO. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and five fantastic-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandchild Evan Scofield. She also leaves Ed Perregaux 111, “Little Sister” Natasha Parker and Gary Lettan ( Rosemary). Marian’s brothers Myron and Alan and sister Jean reside in Indiana.

Marian’s motto in life was “Pick oneself up. Dust oneself off and begin all more than again” and she wanted everybody to know that it was a fantastic journey and she departed with gratitude and curiosity.

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