As touted by family and friends, Clara Lee was an amazing being, exemplary in all she set her hands and heart. She would refer to herself as a survivor. We would describe her as an overcomer, overachiever and over-the-moon over life and love.
A song or a saying was always present in her heart and she might be prompted to share at the most appropriate of times, lightening the moment or punctuating the point.
Such a lady, she was, agreed by all. Clara Lee was never at a loss for just the right word, perfectly spelled and defined. When so many were asked, in describing Clara Lee, they have exclaimed; beautiful in and out, thoughtful, creative, humorous, delightful, classy and caring.
She was practical in secret, as everything she touched would be described as elegant, lavish, delicious or perfect!
Her four children have risen up to bless her over six decades. Yet there are countless family and friends, who lovingly carry her legacy in their hearts and experiences because of the way she expressed such creative goodness to others.
Clara Lee knew contrast in love and loss, peace and peril. It was rarely evident as her faith was strong, her resolve tempered and her determination unflinching.
This is hardly a life story for the woman who is revered by so many. It does reflect her life themes, in part. A talented writer, she penned a clever life-recipe when winning a crown in the Senior Ms. Idaho pageant:
My Recipe for Life
Start with ample measures of vision and curiosity, sifted with ambition.
Sweeten with several scoops of family love. (This ingredient is likely to increase in volume over time, but no amount is too much!)
Season liberally with laughter and good humor, to keep from getting stale.
Mix gently with good friends.
Stir in strong faith and sprinkle with humility.
Savor a portion each day.
It’s always best when shared with others.
When you really love them, fruits and nuts are totally acceptable and can add value to the mixture!
Always in our smiles, our memories and in our choices we make, to bless this lady, Clara Lee.
Immediate Family Members:
Children-Melanie Loyd (Herb), Bonnie Ausman (Mike), Nicki Crow (Ron), Brian Warner (Mari-Pat), Grandchildren-Shaw Miller, Chara Miller, Blaine Crow, Tanner Crow, Cade Crow, Claire Crow, Caitlin Canger, Blake Warner. Great Grandchildren-Carter Canger, Paisley Williams Crow.
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