Clara Thomas Aucoin
Clara Thomas Aucoin, 59, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away January 24, 2012. She was born October 13, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Clara is survived by her husband, Donald W. Aucoin, of Lakewood; two sons, Robert (Maria) Aucoin, of Denver and Andrew Aucoin of Lakewood; parents, Wilma & Raymond Thomas, of Dunn, Louisiana; identical twin sister, Diann Thomas (Mike) Pierceall, of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Clara grew up in the Robinson community where she attended high school.
Clara and her sister were all-state athletes two years in a row, and their team was state runner up their junior year and won the state title their senior year. She attended Norhteast Louisiana University for two years where she was a member of the marching band and concert band.
Upon Donald’s graduation they were married in 1972. Besides married life and raising two boys, Clara was an accomplished artist in various mediums but especially loved watercolor paintings. She also enjoyed arts & crafts of various kinds and sold her works at many craft fairs over the years.
Once the boys were grown Clara became a newspaper reporter/photographer which she dearly loved doing. She was awarded several state level Press Association awards for both her sotries and photography in both Colorado and Mississippi. She worked at the Mountain Ear in Nederland, Colo. and the Gilpin County News in Blackhawk, Colo. She also worked at the Magee Courier in Magee.
Clara was a strong willed woman who lived her life on her terms. She would give generously of herself to her friends, family and the various causes for which she would get involved. While generous to a fault she would not mince words when offering her advice or opinion.
With Clara you always knew what she thought.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Robinson Baptist Churuch, 1308 Ferguson Rd, Delhi, LA. The family will receive friends at Robinson Baptist Church following services.
Friends may leave messages of condolence to the family by visiting www.coxfuneral.com.