Yvonne Denise Clotilde Leblois Harvey, 86, died Sept. 9, 2013.
She was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Paris, France.
She survived the German occupation of Paris as a young girl. After the war, she married an American airman, Herschel Harvey, and moved to the United States. She did not leave France behind, but brought it with her.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at Huntington College and headed the language department at the Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, Ala. She conversed in more than five different languages, including French Sign Language.
After retiring, she and her husband relocated to the Snowden Community in Washington, where she served on the community council. Wherever she lived, she found and united Francophiles through events and activities.
She loved to paint, play the accordion and sing. She spent her last years in Hood River and The Dalles, Ore., and died peacefully in the care of the staff at Mary Alva’s Senior Class.
She is survived by her two children, Marc Harvey, Lyle, Wash.; and Jacqueline Newbold, Bend, Ore. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Prescott Harvey, Reed Harvey, Madeleine Newbold, Zoe Newbold, and one great-grandchild, Winston Harvey.
The family is having a private service.
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