Marguerite Agnes Force

Marguerite Agnes Force, 84, of Orange, died Friday, Aug. 31, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Monsignor William Manger. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Labadieville, La, on Sept. 17, 1927, Marguerite was the daughter of Cletus L. and Claire (Davine) Oncale. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary Catholic Church for many years where she was involved in various ministries, including the St. Mary’s Funeral Choir and Altar Society. Marguerite was also active in numerous community social groups with her husband Harold. She was a registered nurse at Orange Memorial before starting her family, to whom she was most devoted.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Leif Hansen; two sisters and one brother.

Marguerite is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, William “Harold” Force of West Orange; sons, Hal David Force and wife Jodee Jongeward Force of Wasilla, AK, and Paul Henry Force of Willow, AK; daughters, Gayle Force Culp and husband T. Patrick Culp of West Orange, and Anita Force Hansen and husband Reidar Hansen of Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Force, Erika Mouser, and Amy Force Garrett; great grandchildren, Mac Mouser and Riley Mouser.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice at 912 West Cherry Ave. Orange, Texas 77630.