OBITUARY

Clara Marie Pettyjohn

December 3, 1947December 20, 2020
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On Sunday December 20th, 2020 Clara Marie (Harlacher) Pettyjohn loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at the age of 73. Virtual Services will be held on Wednesday, January 13th at 10:00 am. She will be laid to rest with her loving husband at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, due to current gathering restrictions only children and spouses will be present at the cemetery service.

Clara was a dedicated mother and wife first and foremost. She treasured her children and husband and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana.

She was the loving & devoted mother to her children and their spouses: Tom and Becky Pettyjohn of Fischer, Tx; Tim and Joni Pettyjohn, Tina and Matt McVaugh, Trevor and Roz Pettyjohn from Arizona. As well as a devoted Nana to her 9 grandchildren: Amanda, Bryce, Tim Jr., Talby, Tyler, Meghan, Casey, Zack, and Levi. She was born on December 3rd, 1947 to Ferdinand John and Mildred Alice Harlacher in Phoenix, Arizona and Met the love of her life Douglas Sisco Pettyjohn and married him in July 29th, 1970 and was preceded in death by him back in October 18th, 2009.

She had a generous, kind, loving and fun personality and was always ready to laugh at life’s misadventures and really looked for and appreciated life’s little joys and special moments.

She was an amazing homemaker who dedicated her life to making a warm and loving home, filled with homemade food and family togetherness. Her youthful spirit was wonderful at creating holidays to remember and you never wanted for anything as her generosity knew no bounds, she would share her last loaf of bread with someone who needed it. She loved a good joke so much that you were sure to hear more than once and even on the third telling she couldn’t finish it for her own laughter at the punch line. She loved to sing to a good song, watch her grandkids play, and sit in the gazebo surrounded by Papa's garden. She enjoyed a good book, a great song, and could throw a Yahtzee better than anyone. It was these small pleasures while surrounded by family that she took joy in and for what she will be remembered.

We are better spouses, kinder parents, and better individuals for having known her and she will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryce
  • Timothy
  • Casey
  • Levi
  • Tyler
  • Zachary
  • Mario

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

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Steve & Cindi Hall

January 13, 2021

To Aunt Clara's Family, we are so sorry for your loss, and pray you will find comfort & strength through this difficult time. Hold tight to those memories! We loved Aunt Clara! She was fun, full of life, and her laughter was contagious! She will be missed. Much Love, Steve & Cindi

Theresa LaRue

January 13, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss!! Clara was the most loving woman I ever met. Her laugh was contagious and loved everyone that she came in contact with. I considered her a second Mom. She was a big part of my life as I am friends with Tina. May you all remember the good times and now she is with the love of her life. God bless.

Terry Potter

January 9, 2021

Clara loved to sing and laugh. She shared her love of these things with all she met. No one was a stranger. Her love of life and family was always apparent. She was fortunate to have her love returned many times over. Tom and Becky feel secure in having made her life better. Your respect and love for her was an inspiration to us all.-God Bless-Terry and Jean

George & Dawn Hall

January 9, 2021

To Aunt Claras family we are truly sorry to hear of her passing ! We loved Aunt Clara and we are praying for peace and comfort for each of you at this time. We hope you cherish those sweet memories.
Love George and Dawn Hall and Family

Debra Fredricksen

January 9, 2021

Sending you all our love. Clara was a very kind and loving lady. She smiled often and I loved her "sass." I know you all will miss her so much. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy and Dana Harrison

December 27, 2020

Prayers for Tom, Becky, Amanda and Bryce, and the extended family, for your loss. Hoping that good memories bring you comfort.

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