OBITUARY

Grace A. Clem

July 14, 1926January 6, 2019

Grace Addeen Clem was born on July 14, 1926 in Tira, Texas, a rural community outside of Sulphur Springs. The Lord received her in heaven the evening of Sunday, January 6, 2019. Grace grew up on her family farm in Tira and graduated from Cooper High School in 1943. She went to work for the county extension agency of Sulphur Springs before marrying the only love of her life, Cecil Ray Clem on June 28, 1947. Soon afterward they moved to Dallas to begin a family. Grace’s first new job in Dallas was to be in the Records Building, known to us today as the historic “red courthouse” in downtown Dallas. Grace worked part time for the Internal Revenue service as she raised her young children of five. Later she retired from Crum & Forster Insurance in Dallas where she had several lifelong friends. She is survived by her husband Cecil Ray Clem of Forney, TX, daughter Linda & husband Bob Frazier of Montgomery, TX, daughter Janice & husband Ike Conway of Kemp, TX, daughter Judy Hogan of Wills Point, TX, son Danny & wife Christi Clem of Forney, TX, daughter Joyce & husband Brad Townsend of Wylie, Texas. Grace, is also survived by 10 Grandchildren: Clint Conway, Mark Frazier, Kacey Currington, Kristi Collier, Matt Frazier, Nichole Tucker, Kevin Chance, Ashlee Ybarra, Cody Clem, & Austin Townsend. 20 Great Grandchildren: Kylee, Colt, Kailey, Clay, Kyle, Presley, Cooper, Chloe, Connor, Jordon, Cadence, Colby, Jaylon, Kynadee, Jake, Sophie, Addison, Carter, Trace, Lane 3 Great Great Grandchildren: Grace, Sarah, Christian Grace was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and yes even Great Great Grandmother. Yes, she knew you all and all your personalities. Family was everything to her and she was proud of us all. True to her word, patient, generous and unselfish to a fault, she walked through life as the most gracious of Graces.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Grace A. Clem

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James, Kelly and Cooper Phillips

January 9, 2019

(Don and Darlene Jones son)
Aunt Addeen was the genuine article. In the few times that we were privileged to visit with her it was always like we had known each other our whole lives. She had the most beautiful and caring heart and she will be missed terribly in this world and in our hearts.

Glenn and Kathy Jones

January 8, 2019

So sorry to hear of Aunt Addeen passing-loved talking to her-wish I could turn back time-I have your family in my thoughts and prayers-she was a special lady

Terry and Deborah Jones

January 7, 2019

I have nothing but fond memories of Aunt Addean loving and caring for all of us boys soon after Mother( Joyce) died so young and how she kept Mother's memory for us to enjoy throughout her life. She remembered times and events so fresh and clear in her mind, it was like being there. Don`s daughter, Joyce should have talked to Addean about her. I am so glad to have talked with her not too long ago in a phone conversation.
It is comforting to know that she is now in God's memory sleeping and will one day, like Lazurus, awake to our Master's voice to live again in perfect health on earth. (John 5:28,29; Ps 37:11)

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