Helen Elizabeth Auge McClinton | AspenTimes.com

Helen Elizabeth Auge McClinton

Helen died March 20, 2010 in Colorado Springs after a brief battle with cancer.

Helen attended North High School in Denver and the University of Denver. After a short job at the Alexander Film Co. in Colorado Springs, she went to Austria to work for the Special Services at the U.S. military base in St Anton. She returned to Colorado and continued with Special Services at Camp Hale, with the Mountain and Cold Weather, 10th Mountain Division base in Leadville. From there, she moved back to Colorado Springs and ran the crafts shop at Fort Carson.

Helen taught school in Colorado Springs. She also started a ski school for the mentally handicapped at the Broadmoor ski area. Helen’s passions in life were her children, two grandsons, her art and of course her skiing, which she learned in 1950 on Aspen Mountain.

Helen was also most proud of her genealogy and her roots to the Aspen area. Her grandfather, Theodore Ackermann, was an original settler of the town of Independence and later lived in Aspen, where Helen’s mother Jesse Ackermann was born.

Helen is survived by her husband, Robert J McClinton; daughter Michele (Brad Osborn); son Michael (Rachael); and grandsons Aidan and Liam.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at St Paul’s Church in the Pauline Chapel, 9 El Pomar Road, Colorado Springs.

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