Laura Mattoon Obituary
 
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Laura Mattoon

October 27, 1930 - September 11, 2013
Obituary

Laura Mattoon, 83, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2013. She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, William "Bill" Mattoon, and survived by her children, Rick (Jill) Mattoon, Judy (John) Mina, Leslie (Tony) Street, Tracey (James) Mattoon-Amos and her eight grandchildren; Geneva and Phoebe Mattoon, Kate and Greg Mina, Rachel and Brian Street, McIan and Shea Amos. Laura was born in Boerne, Texas in 1930. She moved to San Antonio, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High school in 1948. Laura attended the University of Texas in Austin. She worked for San Antonio United Fund and St. Marks Episcopal Church. Laura met her husband,...
Laura Mattoon, 83, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2013. She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, William "Bill" Mattoon, and survived by her children, Rick (Jill) Mattoon, Judy (John) Mina, Leslie (Tony) Street, Tracey (James) Mattoon-Amos and her eight grandchildren; Geneva and Phoebe Mattoon, Kate and Greg Mina, Rachel and Brian Street, McIan and Shea Amos.
Laura was born in Boerne, Texas in 1930. She moved to San Antonio, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High school in 1948. Laura attended the University of Texas in Austin. She worked for San Antonio United Fund and St. Marks Episcopal Church. Laura met her husband, Bill, in San Antonio when he was serving in the Air Force and moved to Pueblo after their wedding.
Laura was a tireless volunteer for the community. She was a member of Pueblo Service League, which later became Junior League. Laura served on the Board of Directors of the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center for two terms. She particularly enjoyed working on the Own Your Own Art Show, chairing it twice in its early years.
She was honored in 1981 as a Beautiful Puebloan for her volunteer work with the Pueblo Zoological Society and the Impossible Players. The award was given for exemplifying the kind of people who make Pueblo a Beautiful Place in which to live. As a founding member of the Impossible Players Theatre group she worked back stage, also serving on the Board of Directors multiple times. She received the Impy of the Year in 1977.
Her passion for animals is what she will be remembered for the most. Laura became involved with the Pueblo Zoo in the 1970s and a member of the Zoological Society since its inception. She served as a docent and as a Board Member and was recently named Member Emeritus. Laura contributed in a multitude of ways to the improvements at the zoo. She was a successful fundraiser, an enthusiastic docent and creative event planner.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband, family and dear friends. As a world traveler her favorite destination was London, which she visited numerous times.
Laura was a fun, creative and loving grandmother to her grandchildren. Including them in her many passions in life.
Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th Street. Friends and loved ones will be welcomed at The Pueblo Zoo located in City Park following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Impossible Players or the Pueblo Zoo through the funeral home. Online condolences at www.tgmccarathy.com.

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