Lucille (LaBerge) DaileyLucille (LaBerge) Dailey completed her life's journey late Wednesday afternoon on March 14, 2012. She was born July 6, 1935 to Wilfred (Fred) and Genevieve LaBerge on a rural farm in Rusk County, Ladysmith, Wis. She died of a very advanced stage and aggressive cancer less than a week after her admission at the Lancaster Care Center.
Lucille (LaBerge) Dailey completed her life's journey late Wednesday afternoon on March 14, 2012. She was born July 6, 1935 to Wilfred (Fred) and Genevieve LaBerge on a rural farm in Rusk County, Ladysmith, Wis. She died of a very advanced stage and aggressive cancer less than a week after her admission at the Lancaster Care Center.
Lucille grew up on a small family farm in the Town of Dewey, approximately five miles from Ladysmith, Wis. on the north side of the Flambeau River. She developed a profound love of nature and the beauties of Wisconsin. She was an avid bow hunter, fisherwoman and especially enjoyed long walks accompanied by her beloved canine companion, Katie.
Growing up on a family farm and being the last of five children, she developed a strong work ethic, did her share of work around the house and assisted her father on the farm. She was operating heavy farm equipment in her early teens and received a special waiver to drive at age 14. Lucille was a good student and she was also an accomplished musician, playing solo trumpet and participating in the Tony High School marching band. She received numerous solo and band silver and gold medals for regional and state competitions and was a regular soloist at junior high and high school events, including her own graduation from Tony High School in 1953 in a class of 38.
She attended Wisconsin State University - Superior and married Donald Dailey on June 12, 1954. She raised three children Marie (William) Salen, Mark (Tammi Sather) and Kathleen. She returned to Wisconsin State University - Superior to complete her Bachelor of Science in June of 1965 and her Master of Education in June of 1966. Her professional career as an educational psychologist included Douglas County Public Schools, Grant County Public Schools and the Winter School System in Sawyer County and spanned 30 years.
She was actively involved with the ARC as a psychologist, and the Lions Clubs of Winter and Lancaster as an active member. She supported a number of good causes and could be counted on to lend a helping hand when she could.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Genevieve and Fred, her sister (Kathryn), brothers Richard and Wilfred and her son, Mark.
She is survived by her two daughters, Marie (William) Salen of Bellingham, Wash. and Kathleen of Lancaster, Wis.; three grandsons Michael Salen (Lissa Michel)) Salen of Bothell, Wash., Matthew (Monique Wilson) Salen of Sydney, Australia, and Alex Dailey of Superior, Wis.; and two great-granddaughters, Hadley of Superior, Wis. and Inara, of Bothell, Wash.
Lucille's daughters would like to thank the medical staff at Grant Community Clinic, especially Laurie Meghen her nurse practitioner as well as Ginger and Heather. Dr Hickman and the nursing staff at Grant Regional Health Center. We are also grateful for the assistance that we received from Grant County Hospice program, particularly Kim Martens her hospice nurse and the entire hospice care staff. The Lancaster Care Center and their very generous and caring staff that made Lucille's last days comfortable and safe. Also Pastor Pam Strakeljahn who provided caring support for the family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers and memorials, please consider a donation to the Lions Club in Winter, Wis. or Lancaster, Wis. in Lucille's name.
Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.