FRENCHY AND JACK DULANY
Norman A. "Frenchie" Dulany
Pvt. 1st Class Norman A. Dulany
USMC -- Inducted December 28, 1943. Special Military qualifications -
Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun crewman. Participated in action against the enemy in
the defense of Midway Island (Pacific Area) from May 15, 1944 to September
15, 1945. Discharged October 17, 1945. A little side note - He was 36 years
old, 5' 5 3/4 ", weighted 115 pounds at home, at the induction center he
weighted in at 120 (the weight you had to at least weigh to be inducted). He
had three children. He was inducted into the Marine Corp. He said he was in
better shape than most of the 18 year olds that he went to boot camp with.
He had been climbing in and out of a Coca-Cola truck for 25 years as well as
toting Coke cases. Anyway, we always said he had an enemy on the draft
board. What else could explain them taking a man at that age and no bigger
than he was. Anyway, he was proud to serve and he's always been my HERO.
Submitted by Joyce Dulany Anderson
John, Jay and Tim Dulany.
THE HUNTER HOME
N. A. "Frenchy" Dulany
Posted on August 14, 2003
MINDEN, LA - Mr. N. A. "Frenchy" Dulany, 96, passed away on Sunday,
August 10, 2003. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 15th from
12:30 until service time. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. on
Friday at First Baptist West Chapel in Minden, LA. Officiating will
be Rev. Bill Ichter and Rev. Bill Crider both of First Baptist Church
Interment will follow at the Minden
Mr. Dulany was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jack and seven
sisters. He is survived by five children, Nell Couch and late husband,
Don, Joyce Anderson and husband, Lee, John and wife, Karen; Jay and
wife, Nancy, Tim and wife, Anita; seventeen grandchildren;
twenty-two great-grandchildren; five great great grandchildren;
and one sister, Mary Braswell.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class
of First Baptist Church.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church
of Minden, LA or to the charity or organization of donor's choice.
Osborn Funeral Home , Shreveport, Louisiana
The Dulany Children
Nell Dulany Couch and Karen Dulany
Karen (Mrs. John) Dulany and Nell Dulany Couch
From left to right , Nell Dulany Couch and Joyce Dulany Anderson were the big sisters. Two beautiful daughters!!!
Submitted by Joyce Dulany Anderson
Marianne Colvin and Joyce Dulany during the fifties walking down Main Street
in Minden, Louisiana.
As a Texas cousin phased it, We just got back from God's Country. Lee and I visited Cathey for three weeks and then spent four days with Nell and Tim at the Rayburn Country Resort in Brookland, Texas, San Augustine County. We did genealogy at the San Augustine Courthouse and had a real good reunion with each other. Cathey came with us and Nell's daughter Kim came with her. The cemetery where my Great-Great Grandfather, Blassingame Harvey is buried is in this area. That is his tombstone Cathey is kneeling by as well as my Great-Great-Great-Grandfather, Stephen Prather. He and Blassingame both were awarded by the Spanish government in 1830 land grants of over 4,000 acres each. I love visiting this area. It is gorgeous country. The big Lake of Sam Rayburn came right up into my Grandfather's cotton field. The cemetery is in site of the lake. Thought this might be of interest.
Nell, Cathy and Joyce
Cathy, Joyce, Nell and Wood descendant at courthouse
Joyce Dulany Anderson, Tim Dulany and Nell Dulany Couch
Moss and Spanish daggers at Snell Cemetery
Cathy (Daughter of Joyce) Joyce Dulany Anderson, Tim Dulany, Nel Dulany Couch, _______
Joyce Anderson with grandchild "Jewel"
I'm also attaching a picture of me and my youngest grandchild. She is Mama's namesake. Jewel will be two this Thursday.
We were at the Mother-Daughter brunch at our church earlier this month.
Tim, Jay, Joyce, and John, three handsome sons!!! (Nell, the eldest is not in the picture)
Submitted by : John Dulany
I worked at Weyerhaeuser paper company for 34 years and retired in
2001 from there but I now deliver flowers part-time. Karen works at the
Univ. of NE medical center in cancer research and has been there nearly
36years.flowers part-time. Karen works at the Univ. of NEmedical center
in cancer research and has been there nearly 36years.
Our oldest son Paul is a zookeeper at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. He takes care of all kinds of cats, lions, tigers, etc plus the bears. They have one daughter Sheridan who is 5 1/2 and are expecting a boy the end of May.
Karmin works for Hewlett Packard and she and her husband have two children,
Nicholas age 7 and Kaylen aged 5. Craig works for Firsts Data Resources and
has one daughter Sloane who is 31/2 months old. I worked at Weyerhaeuser
paper company for 34 years and retired in 2001 from there but I now deliver
flowers part-time. Karen works at the Univ. of NE medical center in cancer
research and has been there nearly 36 years.
Our oldest son Paul is a zoo keeper at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. He takes care of all kinds of cats, lions, tigers, etc plus the bears. They have one daughter Sheridan who is 5 1/2 and are expecting a boy the end of May.
Karmin works for Hewlett Packard and she and her husband have two
children, Nicholas age 7 and Kaylen aged 5. Craig works for Firsts Data Resources and has one daughter Sloane who is 31/2 months old.
This is probably more than you ever wanted to know. I will try to find pictures of Jay and Tim but don't know now where they are and we don't see either of them very often. Unfortunately it was just at mom and dad's funerals. We are planning on going to Indiana next month to visit Joyce though.
Yes, I was stationed at Offutt Air Base in Omaha at SAC and met Karen on a blind date in February and we got married in June before I left for Germany. I didn't know that you ever lived in Omaha. Yes, Paul loves the job at the zoo. I don't remember if I sent the picture of him with one of the baby tigers but will send it now incase I didn't. He started working there the day after he graduated from high school. He got the job because he had been volunteering there since about 6th grade and they all knew him well. He started out on the maintenance crew and worked his way up to be a keeper.
Nell moved back to Texas after having lived in Minden for about 7 years taking care of the folks. Mom had a stroke and Nell moved in to take care of them and after mom died in 2000 she stayed on taking care of dad. He had been blind the last couple of years before he died at age 96 last year. She lives in Crosby near Houston and her children all live in Texas except one daughter who lives in Tennessee.
I don't remember if dad built the little house or shed behind the house.The horses were kept back there and chickens too.
Hopefully we will have a bio on the other Dulany children for you soon.
Look how cute they are--both of them!
Paul is John and Karen's oldest son who is a zoo keeper and takes care of the lions,
tigers, bears, etc.
Paul Dulany and his Zoo Animals
This one is my favorite with Paul and his cats.
Back Row Left to Right: Susan Dulany, Craig Dulany, John Dulany, Kristin Dulany
Middle Row: Karmin Anderson, Karen Dulany, Paul Anderson
Front Row: Kaylen Anderson, Nicholas Anderson, Tim Anderson, Sheridan Dulany
This picture was taken about 3 years ago. (ca 2000)
Tim and Anita Dulany