|Air Force Mary Jane|
As Danielle said in admiration and a bit of awe: “You give up a career traveling all over the world,
Mary Jane also provided financial support. Her brother, David, a real estate developer, found a plot near 93rd and Pacific Streets, and helped Mary Jane get a five-bedroom house built. It became a home for herself, for her mother and her children and for the five Dubuc kids — 13 people in all. Mary Jane worked at the Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base for about 30 years, part of the time editing a SAC magazine.
“Some can get a little on the wild side,” she said. “Mary Jane and I finally sat down when I was 16 and had a heart-to-heart talk. She said, 'I may not be your mother, but I am your guardian who takes care of you, and I can be your confidante and your friend.' ”
Ted, who worked 40 years in the computer industry, lives in Huntington Beach, Calif. His daughter, Nicole Dubuc, now 35, worked as a child actress in such TV shows as “Our House” and “Major Dad,” and today is a writer. At her funeral, she was described as a disciplinarian, matchmaker, friend — and a mother, even though never she claimed that last role. “She was exceptionally bright,” Ted said. “She was also very religious, and she knew that if God had called her to this, then that was what she would do. She never looked back and never expressed regrets.” “She is my hero,” Danielle said. “I don't know how anybody could do what she did. This is the end of an era.”
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