Denver Branch Loses Emeritus Member at 94

The beauty of a life well-lived never dies.

Alice Marian Laurent, November 16, 1915 — March 4, 2010
Painting of Marian by her son Richard

Alice Marian Laurent’s long-term commitment to writing was recognized by the Denver Branch of The National League of American Pen Women, who granted her Emeritus membership status (for life). She served as President of the Denver Branch from 1982 through 1984, as Hospitality Coordinator in 1978, and was featured in their Bright Horizons Annual in 1988 and 1989. She also received a writing prize from NLAPW in 2003.
pen woman Marion
Marian’s published articles appeared in Colorado Old Times Magazine (1978-2000), The Denver Post, Empire Magazine feature articles (1978-2000), and (Cornish Stories –UK). She was a member of the Colorado Authors’ League, Cornish Cousins, and had a keen interest in history, genealogy, and travel.


Denver Branch Loses Emeritus Member at 94 — 3 Comments

  1. And Marian has given us a gift: For the first time on our new website, we have members, friends, and family making comments. Marian has helped us take hold of technology!

  2. I wanted to express my gratitude to Denver Pen Women for acknowledging Marian and displaying my oil portrait of her. I painted Mom after she moved to Texas to be with family— son Barry, wife Brenda, and grandaughters Kris and Katherine. Over the years, Mom and I had many engaging conversations about the talented members of your organization. She cherished that membership!

  3. Thanks for the wonderful write-up about Marian. She truly loved being a member of Pen Women. The portrait by her artist son Richard shows the twinkle in her eyes and amused smile. Dorothy