Clara Mounce

Clara Mounce, 85, of College Station, passed away Wednesday December 21, 2016. Guests are invited to a Celebration of her Life at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas. Guests are invited to stay afterwards for a time of remembrance and refreshments.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the Friends of the Clara B. Mounce Public Library in Bryan, Texas.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan-College Station.


  1. Clara, is my sister, she will be missed, but her memory will live on in my heart forever. Rest in Peace sister, Love You.

  2. May you rest in peace, forever in His arms.
    I will never forget all the great memories you gave me as a young girl.
    Your niece, Pam

  3. Clara was my boss for 30 years and was very supportive of me. She was patient and understanding, for which I am most grateful. Rest in peace, Clara.

  4. Clara was a marvelous boss, She expected you to do your best and everyone who came into the library was your customer. On occasion one of us would claim 5 minutes of “frustration” and let off steam. It made work easier for the rest of the day.
    There is a hole in my life that is labeled Clara and Claude. Love and hugs.

  5. I am so grateful for the many years I knew Clara at the library. She was always so friendly and helpful in my research. From a 94-year old friend.

  6. Ms. Clara was one of the founders of the City of Bryan Toastmasters Club, which she helped start in 1994. The club is still going strong today, providing education in public speaking, confidence, and leadership to many in the Bryan-College Station community. The club would not exist without her vision and support. We were fortunate to be able to recognize her contributions to the club at our 20th anniversary celebration in April 1994. Rest in peace, Ms. Clara. I hope there are many, many books where you are now.

  7. Clara was simply a great librarian, a wonderful mentor, and exceptional friend. She challenged those around her to be better persons and more responsive public servants. Clara and Claude were the original “Friends of the Staff of BPL,” always striving to make things better for everyone, whether a customer or an employee. Now they are together again, master-minding more good deeds. Rest in peace; know you will be remembered by many and missed dearly.

  8. Clara was a dear friend and mentor to me in many ways. She was the backbone of our System Planning Committee, always offering good advice and support for what we were trying to accomplish. I remember Clara and Claude hosting our library group at her house many years ago. The joy and graciousness she exhibited to all will live in my heart forever. She was a leader, a mentor, a friend, and a wonderful librarian. We are all lucky to have known her. Rest in peace and may your good works live long after you are gone.

  9. I had the great pleasure of working with Ms Mounce some years ago as an undergraduate intern at A&M. Many may not know this, but she was instrumental to creating the city’s online map of Bryan cemeteries- especially the freedman’s section and older sections. Her one-of-a-kind compilation of post-1879 burial records was a lifesaver.

    Wonderful lady, an absolute pleasure to work with, and great mentor. Condolences to her family and many, many friends.


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