OBITUARY

Clyde Eugene Graham

April 21, 1925April 8, 2013

Clyde Eugene Graham was born on April 21, 1925 in Delia, Kansas to Lee Arthur Graham and Kathryn Marie Reddy-Graham. He moved from Kansas to California in 1931, driving across country with his mother and six siblings in an old Buick. Clyde joined the war effort in 1941 by signing on with the US Navy and sailed around the world before being discharged in 1946. He met and married the love of his life, Louise Le Fever in 1949, their marriage lasting over 50 years until her death. He resided in Colton for 81 years, retiring from the California Department of Roads after 25 years of service. He served many years as President of the Terrace Water Company Board of Directors. He enjoyed his friends at Centerpoint Church in Colton. Clyde was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. He was a great story teller and shared his tales and journeys with all who would listen. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen, son Robert, sister Betty June Gatten and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be most remembered for his undeniable spirit, his zest for life and his eagerness to enjoy each day without reservation. In the end Clyde just got tired. His spirit remained strong, but his body weakened, he died on April 8, 2013 in Loma Linda, California from congestive heart failure. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 16, 2013
REMEMBERING

Clyde Eugene Graham

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Sandra Berenbrok (Billing)

April 12, 2013

You and Louise always opened the front door with a smile and an embracing welcome. Now God has opened his gates for you to walk thru and to greet Louise once again. God bless you. I will miss you so much.

Juanita Eyler

April 12, 2013

You and Louise were dear friends. I will miss you both

Pam Graham

April 11, 2013

You will be missed Clyde. Along with Louise it was like being part of Ozzie & Harriet's family. They were wonderful in-laws and I am so fortunate to have had them in my life. I love you both, Pam

Heather voyles

April 11, 2013

You will be truely missed uncle clyde. Visiting Colton won' t be the same without you. You were full of stories and could always make me laugh. I am glad we got to spend some tim together in February. Enjoy reuniting with Aunt Louise

Diana LeFever-Ortegel

April 11, 2013

To my loving uncle, I will miss your great sense of humor, laughter and great smile. You always cared about every member of your family and wanted to know how each one was doing. I grew up two blocks from your house and have so many fond memories.
You will now be with the love of your life, my wonderful aunt Louise in heaven.
Love you always
Diana Louise

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