Louis Delacroix | TheUnion.com

Louis Delacroix

Graveside services for Louis E. Delacroix of Grass Valley will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Delacroix died Wednesday, June 5, in Roseville after a lengthy illness. He was 78.

He was born March 18, 1924, in New Orleans to Leo Warren and Victoria Delacroix. He graduated from Samuel J. Peters High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 as an aviation machinist mate on Guadalcanal. He also flew as a turret gunner on TBMs. He married Maxine Oct. 6, 1945, in San Diego.

He was a carpenter in New Orleans for 13 years. He worked as a manager for an Exxon gas station in Grass Valley. He moved to Grass Valley in 1964. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and he made his own crab and shrimp nets.

He is survived by his daughter, Louise Webster of Grass Valley; grandson Lance Webster of Rancho Cordova; grandson and granddaughter-in-law Jason and Denise Webster of Chicago; nephews Shawn Kelt of New Orleans and Clement Delacroix of Picayune, Miss.; and niece, Victoria Delacroix of New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1998; parents; brothers Warren Delacroix in 1984 and CJ Delacroix in 1975; and sisters, Clara D. Kelt in 1990 and Thelma May Delacroix in 1930.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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