STANWOOD, Wash. — Anita Dubois, 79, of Stanwood, Wash., died on Thursday, May 31, following a long illness.

She was born in Auburn, July 27, 1932, the oldest child of Ulric and Eva (Lauze) Pomerleau. She spent most of her life in the Lewiston-Auburn area raising her family, working for local organizations and participating in community government. She was a resident of Stanwood for more than 12 years, having moved after retiring.

She attended college while raising her family, graduating with a degree in Social Welfare and then working in local community and governmental agencies such as the Task Force for Human Needs and the Red Cross.

All who knew her marveled at her spirit and zest for life.

She was married to Rosario Dubois, who died in August 1988.

She is survived by five daughters, Joline Ashker and husband, Terrill, of San Diego, Calif., Venise Guyette and husband, Robert, of Meridian, Idaho, Peggy Girard and husband, Maurice, of Stanwood, Wash., Rachel Dubois of Pittsburg, Calif., and Therese Landean of Denton, Texas; five sons, Robert and wife, Barbara, of Apple Valley, Calif., Donald of Skowhegan, Andre and wife, Sanae, of Claymont, Del., Wilfrid and wife, Cindy, of Auburn and Paul of Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Carmen Dostie-Black of California, and Mrs. Monique Figlietti and husband, Dan, of Calif.; one brother, Lionel Pomerleau of Anderson, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother, Bob; and sister, Lorraine.

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