Lucille Beaulieu, 96, Cosmetologist, First United Church member

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Lucille M. Beaulieu, 96, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died at her home on Feb. 26, 2011. Born on Jan. 5, 1915 in Chicago to Leslie and Mary McColloste, she was raised in Crystal Lake. After high school graduation, her family moved to Maywood. She attended Beauty Culture College and became a cosmetologist, remaining in that profession for 48 years.

She started teaching Sunday school while she was in high school and continued teaching at intervals for many years.

She married Albert Beaulieu in 1942 and joined First Presbyterian Church of Oak Park in 1952, where she was active on the Board of Deacons, Guild and Session. After the merger with First Congregational Church of Oak Park, she was active on the Board of Pastoral Service, Trustees and Council.

After retiring in 1985, she volunteered at church, Meals at Home, Erie House and a sewing group. She enjoyed traveling and journeyed to England four times as well as Scandinavia, Nova Scotia in Canada and many places in the United States. She enjoyed classical music and attended opera, symphonies, and the theater.

Lucille Beaulieu is survived by her son, Arthur; her grandchildren, Anne and Scott; and three great-grandchildren. All services are private and arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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