Marcelline Evans Giroir
Published: December 5, 2012
Marcelline Evans Giroir, age 75, of Little Rock, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Charles Joseph and Marcelline Evans Giroir. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School before graduating Magna Cum Laude as valedictorian from Marymount College, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, New York, with a degree in Music and minor in Business. She also received the Cardinal Spellman full scholarship where she taught and studied music at Marymount College, Rome. After school she returned to Pine Bluff in 1960 where she worked as a computer programmer with Arkansas Power and Light Co. She spent the next seventeen years with A.P.&L. and Middle South Utilities in their computer and manager programs before working for Pulaski Bank and Trust Co. in 1970 as Senior Vice president in Marketing.
In 1979 she began her real estate career with Rector Phillips and Morse, Inc. until beginning her own company, Marcelline Giroir Limited in 1986, retiring in 2007. Marcelline was a member of Downtown Rotary International Club 99 where she received the Paul Harris Fellow, member of the Little Rock and Arkansas Realtors Association, Greater Little Rock and Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Art Center, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild, Country Club of Little Rock, and a member of Cathedral of St. Andrew.
She loved her nieces, the Art Center, Arkansas Symphony, traveling, especially to Paris, and entertaining at home. Her memory was phenomenal, never forgetting a name and she never met a stranger.
Marcelline is survived by her brother, Joe Giroir and his wife, Janinne of Quitman, Arkansas; two nieces, Janne Siegel and her husband, Brian and their children, Lauren and Ben of Steam Boat Springs, Colorado, Jolie and husband, Jeff Mosley and their daughter, Isabel of Little Rock; cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Jacob of New Orleans, La., Mr. and Mrs. Ronald St. Pierre of Norco, Billy Evans of Kingsland, Ark. and son, Hunter of Oak Park, Ill., Pat Labot of Riceland, La. and Donald Giroir of Las Vegas, Nev.
There will be a Rosary Thursday, December 6th, at 7 p.m. at Ruebel funeral Home followed Friday with a Mass of Christian Burial at Cathedral of Saint Andrews. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Pine Bluff at 1:30 p.m. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Arkansas Symphony, 2417 North Tyler, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.