OBITUARY

Claudia Jean Kirkes

April 22, 1940March 12, 2021
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Claudia Jean Kirkes was born April 22, 1940 to George and Lucille Kombol in Spokane, Washington. In 1958 Claudia attended Seattle University and then transferred to Washington State University in 1959. It was December 23, 1961 when Claudia married the love of her life Paul Alan Kirkes at Sacred Heart Church in Spokane, Washington. Claudia and Al have been happily married for over 59 years. Claudia worked in the banking industry for 20+ years, when she left she devoted her time to her grandchildren. Claudia was described as an avid reader and enjoyed settling in with a good book. Claudia was well loved and leaves behind her husband Paul “Al” Kirkes, sons: Mark Kirkes, Eric Kirkes, and Scott Kirkes, grandchildren: Megan Hopkins, Logan Kirkes, Sammy Kirkes, Eric Kirkes, Tucker Kirkes, great grandchildren: Violet, Levi, and Jakkob, and many more family and friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memories

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Virginia Gibney

March 29, 2021

I have been fortunate to be Claudia and Al's across-the-street neighbor for over 30 years. Claudia was always so gracious to me when we would talk. She had a spark to her and a ready laugh. She (and Al) would always "guard" my house when I vacationed and call me when I left the garage door up at night. I will miss seeing her and talking to her. She was a special person.

SAM KIRKES

March 28, 2021

Al and family - Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of grief. Claudia was such a special person with her lively laugh and vivacity of spirit. Our many years of sharing holidays at your homes in San Carlos and Livermore are cherished memories. Although we didn’t visit Phoenix often, Claudia’s hospitality and generosity during our visits made us feel at home and welcome. She will be missed by all of us and may the passage of time heal your grief.
Love, Sam and Bette Kirkes

Sharon Sindorf

March 25, 2021

Love the pictures. Miss your smile and hugs every Saturday . Sharon Sindorf and Al

Julie Ringo

March 22, 2021

Praying for you all.
Julie Ringo and Family. ( Larry’s youngest daughter).

Prudence Lee

March 21, 2021

Al and Family
What wonderful pictures you have shared of Claudia and those she loved. May God send you His divine comfort during this difficult time.
Prudence Lee

Dorothy Mittendorf

March 20, 2021

I was so sorry to hear that Claudia passed away. Al, you and your family are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing the family photos. It is such a wonderful look back on her life and how much she loved and enjoyed her family.

Kristin Harris

March 20, 2021

Claudia and Alan were a source of strength for me when my own father passed away. She held my hand tightly, and comforted my spirit. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for her and the family.
Sincerely, Kristin and John Harris and our children Mason and Joshua

Larry & Sandy Lintner

March 17, 2021

Claudia was a much loved friend. She will be greatly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
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1940 George & Lucille Kombol with baby Claudia

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1940 George & Lucille Kombol with baby Claudia

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1940 Claudia - Happy Birthday

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1940 August - Claudia at 17 weeks

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1941 Claudia at 1 year

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1943-44 Claudia in chair

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1946 Claudia (left) Lucille, Tom (held) and Pete (brothers)

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1948 Claudia - Pete (right) - Tom (below)

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1950 Claudia - Tom (middle) - Pete (right)

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1954 Claudia