I'm really glad you contacted me!
she is Maureen, not Marilyn, and Robert is correct. do you remember Alida and Brian, Maureen's children? I live next door to Alida, I am the fiancee of a first cousin of Maureen's. we needed to move, asked around and they said "come up here!" so here we are. I am Cornelia Fenenga Warner, and my fiance is Edwin Kellyn Moore, best known as Kelly. he and Maureen grew up together for a while.
Maureen asked me to research her father's side, since I was already well into her mother's side (Kelly's side, as well), and I tried, but there isn't much on the Desselle's online. I found a neat history on their beginnings in France, Canada and Louisiana, but that's about it. I did find Marion in the California Death Index, and that gave me his mother's maiden name. I had posted on this list hoping for a census look-up so I could get some information for Maureen, but haven't had one-Louisiana is a quieter area than most in the census look-up line.
do you remember any of Marion's ancestry? even his parents and some siblings names elude us. when I mentioned Cutter, Maureen remembered Cutter, Leroy and Lillian Desselle, but wasn't sure of their relationships-cousins of hers of some sort was the best she could do. also an Alida Desselle came up in an earlier discussion, and she remembered the name Herbert and thought it may have been used as a given name and also a surname. and she believed Marion's middle name, Abel, was a surname from some part of the family. she couldn't remember anything else beyond that. anything ring a bell?
well, that's it in a nutshell. I'll let Maureen (who lives down at the end of our street) know that you contacted me. if you want to contact either of them, let me know and I'll pass it along.