Three days ago, on Tuesday the 12th, we at Ascension lost a long time sister in Christ, our dear friend Lucia Cowperthwaite. Lucia died a peaceful and holy death in her own home, surrounded by her family and lifted up with many prayers. Lucia was a remarkable woman, and a life long parishioner of Church of the Ascension. She was one of the first parishioners to welcome me and Meredith when we arrived here in the summer of 2012. And over the next few years I would enjoy many visits with her both at church and at her home. Lucia raised her family at Ascension, and marriages and baptisms followed through the years. She was a pillar of our community, and a faithful and cheerful friend to so many. On behalf of Lucias family, we dedicate this Friday e-mail to her live well lived. All at Ascension are invited to her funeral this Monday the 18th at 11am, at Church of the Ascension. Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master. And may her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace, and rise in glory.
Lucia Boyle Cowperthwaite
A Denver native, Lucia died at home on January 12, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Born on August 10, 1930 to Earl Craig Boyle and Lucia Candace Potter Boyle in Denver Colorado, Lucia was one of four children. She had two older brothers, Dick and Robert, and a twin sister, Lucile (Teely). Her father died when Lucia and Teely were very young children. During the girls' middle school years, they and their mother lived briefly in Los Angeles. Lucia graduated from the Kent School for Girls in 1948. She attended the University of Colora do, Boulder, where she became an active member in the Pi Beta Phi sorority, finishing her studies and graduating from Connecticut College in New London, Ct.