FORT WORTH- Louise Corrine McClaren passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at home. VISITATION- Monday, April 13, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Lucas Funeral Home 1321 Precinct Line Rd Hurst, Texas 76053. FUNERAL- 10:00 am Mass at St. Rita's Catholic Church 5550 E. Lancaster Fort Worth, Texas 76112. Burial immediately following at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery at 7301 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas 76112. The family requests that those planning to come to the visitation and/or the funeral mass not wear black and/or dark colors. In honor of Lou's love of spring and flowers and in celebration of her life please wear florals and/or bright clothes. Louise Corrine Bombardier was born on August 26, 1947 in Holyoke, Mass. to Walt and Lillian Bombardier. She was raised Catholic in Wilamansette, Mass. in a predominantly French speaking home along with her four sisters and older brother. She graduated from high school in 1964 then went on to graduate from Precious Blood Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. In the early 1970's she moved to Texas where she met and then married Donald McClaren in the spring of 1974. They went on to have two daughters, Amanda Shea McClaren Wilson in 1974 and Melanie Lynn McClaren Pryor in 1977. Lou, as she was known to her family and friends, went on to have a long, successful career as a registered nurse. In 1994,she retired due to medical reasons. However, she found plenty to keep her busy. She babysat many of the children born to her daughters' friends over the next few years. Lou also had several hobbies which she was passionate about, including cross stitch, word games and puzzles (which led to many competitive games of Boggle as well as shared crosswords between she and her daughter, Amanda), horror movies (which she enjoyed watching with her daughter, Melanie), landscaping both front and back yards along with her flower beds and fishing. She developed a love of many forms of crafting over the years with her most recent interest being bead work which led her to create beautiful, handmade Christmas ornaments. Other interests she enjoyed were antiques and road trips when possible. She and her husband, Don enjoyed places such as Fredericksburg, Texas, Tishomingo, Oklahoma where they would fish on property belonging to Don's family and Nashville, Arkansas where they would visit their close friends, Harvey and Rebecca Owens and Kenneth and Donna Dove. These visits often included the other close friends of their group, Ronnie and Sharon Henkelman of Azle, Texas. The group enjoyed many good times together throughout their 30 plus years of friendship. Lou also maintained close relationships with her siblings and was especially close to her mother until her death in 2011. But, perhaps her biggest passion was her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with them and babysitting them often and was blessed to enjoy one great grandchild born in 2012. Lou was known for many things including her incredible talent of cross stitching, dry sense of humor, intelligence (esp. her extensive vocabulary) and her willingness to help anyone. This was obvious during the many times she stopped to assist those injured in car accidents, give nursing advice to those who'd call for it as well as the times she would allow the friends of her daughters to stay in her home when they needed somewhere to go. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her including her neighbors of nearly forty years, Bill and Mozelle Johnson and Janice Peterson. SURVIVORS: Husband, Donald McClaren of Fort Worth. Daughters Amanda Wilson and Melanie Pryor, both of Fort Worth. Grandchildren: Shelby Brooks and her husband Patrick of Krum, Hunter & Dakota Pryor of Burleson, Rhys and Piper Wilson of Fort Worth, Ciarra Sadler of Fort Worth and one great grandson, Colton Brooks of Krum. Brother, Fern Bombardier and his wife, Dora of Hurst. Sisters: Jeanne Riggs and her husband, Walt of Grand Prairie, Irene Laney and her husband Michael of Grandview and Mary Ann Morneau and her husband Art of New Britian, Conn. Lou is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Marcus Chumney. Pall Bearers: 1. Fern Bombardier 2. Don Branton 3. Roy Bruner 4. David Little 5. Karl Wilson 6. Mark Wooten Honorary Pall Bearers: 1. Kenneth Dove 2. Ronnie Henkelman 3. Harvey Owens 4. Dakota Pryor 5. Hunter Pryor 6. Rhys Wilson
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