Clara D. LaTour
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1919 - 2014
Clara D. LaTour, 94, of Boise, died July 5, 2014 in a Boise hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave with Rev. Jackie Holland of Center for Spiritual Living presiding.
Clara was born November 16, 1919, in Penfield, Ohio to Clarence and Anna (Bonsey) Dent. Prior to World War II, Clara attended fashion school in Cleveland, Ohio. During the war, she also briefly worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the local bomber plant. She then joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corps and served at New London, CT., during the war.
In 1946, Clara married Frank LaTour, who was also a WWII veteran. For many years prior to blindness, she was an avid painter and produced and sold a variety of landscape paintings. In her earlier years she avidly enjoyed the sport of trout fishing and could be found in a variety of remote locations standing knee deep, casting in a river. This passion has been profoundly passed on to her youngest granddaughter, Zoe.
Clara, a member of the Center for Spiritual Living in Boise, was a beloved grandmother, mother-in-law and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank LaTour who died in 2001 and her step- son James, who died in 2013.
She is survived by her son, Michael S. LaTour of Ithaca,NY, her stepson, John Wood of Poway, California, her daughter-in-law, Kathryn A. LaTour of Ithaca, NY, and her three granddaughters, Madeleine LaTour and Katherine LaTour of Baltimore MD, and Zoe LaTour of Ithaca, NY.
Memorials are suggested to the Idaho Commission for the Blind.
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 Fairview Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Published in Idaho Statesman on July 27, 2014