Eleanor M. Love
September 28, 2005
Eleanor Love (Elle LaCouter) died Sept. 19, 2005, in Seattle. She suffered from a short illness and died very peacefully and definitely on her own terms. She was 66 years old.Elle was born Oct. 27, 1938, in Brookline, Mass. She was raised there and graduated from Brookline High School in 1956. After teaching skiing at Glen Ellen, Vt., Elle moved to Aspen with her future husband, Scooter LaCouter, and gave birth to her two children, Gary, in 1966, and Lara, in 1969.Elle spent 20 years in Aspen, raising her children, skiing, working and playing in the community. Her time in Aspen also included a stint on the Mother Puckers women’s hockey team. Elle worked at the Molly Brown bar, taught skiing at Buttermilk, and worked for the Aspen Music Festival, the Aspen Club, and the Aspen Art Museum. She then chose to pursue a college degree, attending Regis University, where she graduated cum laude in 1990. For the past 14 years, Elle resided in Seattle, where she watched her grandchildren grow.Elle’s interests included calligraphy, travel, art, theater, reading and trivia. She was also a Boston Red Sox fan – one of her proudest days was her 65th birthday, when the Red Sox won the World Series. She was a great mother whose zest for life and sense of humor touched many people. She will be sorely missed.She is survived by her loving children, Gary LaCouter of Aspen and Lara Davidson of Marysville, Wash.; her son-in-law, Jeff Davidson; her pride and joy, Amanda Davidson; her kindred spirit Shannon Davidson; her former husband, Scooter LaCouter; her brother, Donnie MacAdam, and his daughter, Laura; her beloved Gracie; and by the diverse group of people proud to have called her a friend.A celebration of her life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Aspen Alps Conference Room.