Dr. George L. Marcoulier, Bellville, TX, formerly of Canaan, NH and Arlington, Mass died Thursday, January 4, 2007 in Bellville, Texas. Born September 8, 1930, in North Attleboro, Mass., he was raised by Edward J. and Annie Esther Day in Arlington, Mass. from the age of 3. He attended schools in Arlington and graduated from A.H.S. in 1948 where he lettered in football as their quarterback. Enlisting in the United States Air Force in January 1951 and George was station at Lackland Field in San Antonio, TX. He received radio training at Keesler Field in Biloxi, Miss., where he met his future wife, L. Sue Myers, student at Mississippi Southern College. They were married on December 24, 1951 at Goodwater Church in Magee, Miss. He was then stationed at Randolph AFB, San Antonio, where he met with his B-29 bomber cew for training. After training, George then went to Forbes AFB in Topeka, Kansas before being transferred overseas to Okinawa, Kadena AFB. In July 1952, his crew, the 307th Bomb Wing Squadron, flew 31 bombing missions over North Korea. He returned to the U.S. in February 1953, and was station at Hunter AFB in Savannah, GA., until his discharge in Janaury 1955. His military awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Korean War Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. Upon discharge, he attended the University of Mass., Amherst and graduated cum laude in 1958. His first job after college was at Cardigan Mountain School, a pre-prep private school in Canaan, NH. (He subsequently worked 11 substances at CMS.) He entered the University of Southern Mississippi and received his MS degree in 1959 and Doctorate of Education in 1963. George taught for many years at institution including Plymouth State College in NH, Loyola University in New Orleans, Aroostook State Teacher's College (now University of Maine at Presque Isle), and Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He taught and served as Vice President of Canaan, NH. and also named the Distinguished Educators of America publication in 1963. George is survived by his wife of 55 years: Sue Marcoulier of Bellville, Texas; sons Michael Marcoulier of Sugarland, Texas and mitchell Marcoulier of Thousand Oaks, CA; daughter Michelle Marcourlier of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Elizabeth, Nicholas, Marisa and Matthew; brothers John Day and Joseph Daly both of Arlington, Mass., and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13 2007, at 2:00 PM at the First National Baptist Church in Bellville, Texas. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the First Baptist Church, 504 E. Strauss Street, Bellville, Texas 77418 or Brenham Hospice, 705 South Austin Street, Brenham, Texas 77833.
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