From a contemporary press report
January 25, 2004
Irene Easterling Rousseau
Irene E. Rousseau, celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends on December 23, 2003, while hospitalized, and she died peacefully Monday, January 19, 2004, joining her beloved husband, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Rousseau, who predeceased her. Her body will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, next to her beloved husband Tom.
She was the only child of Wyatt and Mary Chapman Easterling of Meridian. She resided most of her life in Jackson after her husband died in military service. She attended Whitworth College in Brookhaven. She had served as president of the Officers' Wives Club in Tokyo, Japan; and in Jackson had been a charter member and president of Pleiades Club (literary), president of Le Mercredi (bridge), and member of Les Doubles (bridge) and member of Fort Rosalie Chapter, D.A.R. She was a very active member of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. Upon moving to Dallas in 1994, she became active in Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas H. Rousseau, Ph.D. and Anne of Troy, New York, and Wyatt E. Rousseau, M.D. and Carolyn of Dallas, Texas; her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, 305 North Congress Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202, or the charity of your choice in her loving memory.
ROUSSEAU, IRENE EASTERLING
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/23/1913
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/19/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/09/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 582-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF ROUSSEAU, THOMAS H JR LTC US ARMY
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