Passing of Jules Delambre

March 19th, 2007 by bobebill

Delambre, Jules William
(Peace Corps Volunteer, TTC Tatum, 1965-67)

A retired policy budget analyst and information technologist with 28 years of service for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Jules William Delambre passed away peacefully after a one-year struggle with cancer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Thursday morning, Feb. 15, 2007. He was 65, born in Houston on Sept. 8, 1941, and shortly afterwards moved to Oscar, where he spent the first five years of his life and many summer days at the home of his beloved grandmother.

Jules moved with his family in 1946 to Baton Rouge, where he attended school. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, a bachelor of science degree in anthropology and a master’s of arts degree in anthropology from LSU and did further graduate work in anthropology at the University of Kentucky.

During his college career he took a break to serve in the Peace Corps in Cameroon, West Africa, from 1965 to 1967. He was most recently a resident of Frankfort, Ky.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Alice Holmes Delambre; two sons, Brian Delambre of Fort Thomas, Ky., and Jason Delambre and his wife, Amelia Berry, of Cincinnati; mother, Mary Broughton Delambre of Sunset; sisters, Cherie Delambre and June Delambre Walker, both of Sunset, and Blanche Delambre Cano and her husband, Adolfo Cano, of Baton Rouge; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. Jules taught sociology at Eastern Kentucky University from 1971 to 1973, before working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

He was an active member of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kentucky, United Nations Association, Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky, Friends of Cameroon and Change for Kentucky. Jules was very active and always willing to take on any office in these organizations. He always wanted to contribute and make this world a better place. He gave generously of his time and energies to his family, friends and community.

Among his many interests were photography, day lily gardening, genealogy, reading, art, folk dance, political action, philosophical debate and world affairs. Jules worked tirelessly to create peace in the world and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Paul Sawyier Public Library building fund, 319 Wapping St., Frankfort, KY 40601.