|Clinton Theroux, 87|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Clinton Theroux, 87, died Monday, October 31, 2005 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, November 4, at St. Joseph’s Church, Red Lake Falls, with Father Tim Bushy presiding. Interment was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Red Lake Falls. Casket bearers included John LaFramboise, Rick Brekken, Mike Theroux, Kevin Bergeron, Calixte Robidoux, Janice Robidoux, Janet Robidoux, Francis “Frank” Bergeron and Jim Green. Military honors were provided by the Red Lake Falls American Legion.
Clinton Paul Theroux was born February 22, 1918 in Terrebonne, the son of Joseph and Leah (Quesnell) Theroux. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Terrebonne. He grew up on the family farm near Terrebonne and attended country school. He graduated from LaFayette High School, class of 1939. Following school, Clinton learned baking from J.B. LaFramboise, who had the bakery in Red Lake Falls at the time.
Clinton served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served as a baker on the USS Ranger. He achieved the rank of E5. He also served at Manteo, N.C. During the Korean War he served in Oakland, Calif. Following his honorable discharge, he went to work for Northern States Power in Red Lake Falls for 16 years.
On June 16, 1941, Clinton was united in marriage to Pauline Robidoux at St. Joseph’s Church, Red Lake Falls. They were married for 52 years. He bought the bakery in Red Lake Falls in 1959. It was called the “Princess Bake Shoppe,” named after his loving wife, Pauline. Clinton and Pauline sold the bakery in 1971. In 1974, they purchased the Hartz Store in Plummer and operated it until 1976. While in Plummer, Clinton served as mayor. In 1976, they moved to Crookston, where he managed the VFW and also worked at Hardee’s for many years.
Clinton was a member of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Crookston, and a former member of St. Joseph’s, Red Lake Falls. He also held membership with the Crookston American Legion and VFW. He liked to work, bake and was an exceptional cook. He always enjoyed people.
Clinton is survived by three children, Douglas (Bonnie), Weaverville, NC, Valerie (Jim) Green, Dayton, Ohio, and Claudette (Ken) Froehle, Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin (B.J.) of California; three sisters, Barbara Faye of California, Rita Hamm of Melrose and Eva Mae Bergeron of Crookston; sister-in-law, Althea Theroux of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by wife, Pauline; his parents; two brothers, Paul and Gary; and a sister, Dorothy.