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Clayre Ahern Crook

February 12, 1925 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 94)

Clayre Ahern Crook passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Walter Joseph Crook, Jr. Loving mother of Linda Crook Seghers. Mother-in-law of Dr. Myles M. Seghers. Step-grandmother of Kathryn Seghers Malone (Ryan) and step-great grandmother of Matthew, Emma, and Beau Malone. Sister of Elizabeth “Betty” Ahern and the late James Ahern, Jr. Clayre was a graduate of LSU in Physical Education. She worked at Ursuline Academy for over 20 years as a teacher, coach, and administrative assistant. In 1948 she started Rally Night at Ursuline which still continues today. She was an Honorary Member of the Ursuline Alumnae Association. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Sally Iverson Maza and the staff of Heart of Hospice especially Ashley and Nancy. Particular thanks to her caregiver, Liz Brown, who took care of her like she was her own family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial that will be held at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Blvd. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, masses preferred, or please consider a donation to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 or the Ursuline Academy Scholarship Fund, 2635 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.To sign the online register, please visit


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