Vital Life Foundation
Marquis Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Residents to Wed at Facility on June 11

July 11, 2009 – Marquis residents John Dupre and Diane Crowl will wed at the assisted living and nursing facility where they first met one year ago.  The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 11th at 11 a.m. at Marquis Piedmont in Portland.  The couple has asked five Marquis staff members to be a part of their wedding party.  Marquis is a skilled nursing, assisted living and home health care company.  

What: The marriage of John Dupre to Diane Crowl.  The ceremony will be held at Marquis Piedmont outside near the facility, under an arbor.  During the ceremony, the couple will recite their vows, exchange rings and light their unity candle.  A catered reception will follow with music indoors at Marquis Piedmont.

Marquis Piedmont
319 NE Russet
Portland, Oregon 97211

When: Saturday, July 11th, 11:00 a.m.

About the Happy Couple:
John and Diane met last June while they were both outside the facility where they live in Portland.  According to the groom, “We talked every day.  She went nuts over me and I don’t know why!  One day I said, ‘hey, why don’t we just get married?!’  And it turned into an official proposal.  The rest is history!”  Diane recalls the engagement fondly saying, “…on Dec 29th at 8:30am, he asked me to be his wife.  He’s never been married before and I’m honored to be his wife.  He’s such a gentle, honest and intelligent person.  I just wish I had met him 30 years ago!  He told me before that he doesn’t know why I love him; he’ll say, ‘look at me.  I’m in a wheelchair.’  I just say, ‘John I don’t look at your disability, I just see you.  And I love you.’”

The Oregon Healthcare Foundation has made a special contribution to the wedding in funding the travel for John’s best friend, Tim Busby, from Salinas, California.   Tim, who previously could not attend due to the financial burden, will be acting as the Best Man in the ceremony and the only friend or family member of John’s able to attend the wedding.

About Marquis Companies
Marquis Companies provide skilled nursing, long-term care, assisted living and memory care throughout its 26 facilities in Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.  Marquis’ sister company, Consonus, provides pharmacy, rehabilitation, staffing and consulting to the long-term care community. Both family-owned companies share the mission to promote the vitality within everyone each company serves and its employees – and created its Vital Life Foundation to fulfill that mission. For more information, visit