Mary Jeanne Marsh was born August 19, 1922 the third child of Vere Preston Marsh and Genevieve Ann DeNoble. She was born in Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota.
Mary Jeanne moved out west sometime in the early 1943’s, first to California where she visited her brother William Marsh in San Diego, California. Later on she moved to Oakland, California where she met Ralph Bonjay Rooper who was serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a gunner’s mate third class and had served in the Navy for two years when he met Mary Jeanne. Ralph was involved in five major battles during World War II. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Rooper of Antelope, Oregon.
They were married December 22, 1943 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oakland, California, with the Rev. Father J. Connally officiating. Mary Jeanne lived in Oakland, California while her husband served in the Navy. After the war ended, Ralph and Mary Jean moved to The Dalles, Oregon where they had five children.
Mary Jeanne Rooper passed away September 28, 1991, she was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, and Recitation of the Rosary and Memorial Services were held on October 2, 1991 at Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles, Oregon.