Elsie Joan Clegg

September 30, 1920November 12, 2020

Elsie Joan Fishwick Clegg, 100 of Port Lavaca passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born September 30, 1920 in St. Kilde, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ernest “Bob” Fishwick. Joan was an accomplished Equestrian. She competed all over Australia, as a young woman. At the age of 22, she was the Manager of Dava Lodge Resort. A young marine was on leave after fighting at Guadalcanal. He met Joan at the Lodge and didn’t give up until she said “Yes” to marrying him. She was married to John H. Clegg, Jr. on Sept. 11, 1943 in Melbourne, Australia. John had to return to service after their marriage. Joan was able to secure passage on a returning troop ship. After her arrival in America, she secured a flight to San Antonio, Texas, where she was met by John’s brother Frank Clegg. Frank took her to Victoria where she lived with John’s family on Vine Street until His return. John and Joan moved to Port Lavaca in 1951. John joined his brother (Roselle), in Clegg Shrimp Co. Mrs. Clegg lived at her home on Tommy Drive until her death. She celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 30 of this year. Mrs. Clegg never relinquished her Australian Citizenship. Mother displayed love and devotion to All her Family. She will be missed by All. Survivors include daughter, Lillian (Richard) Ellison of Kerrville; son, John H. (Judy) Clegg III of Victoria; four grandchildren; Leisha (Guy) Clegg Dioguardi, Natalie (Travis) McLarty. John Bradley “J.B.” (Chana) Clegg, Katyrn (Dan) Ellison Mollicone. Eleven Great Grandchildren: Devon Dioguardi, Merryn Dioguardi Broll (Cullen), Coy McLarty, Cason Dioguardi, Saige McLarty, Hagan McLarty, Logan McLarty, Corryn Dioguardi, Addison Clegg, Teralee Barnett, and Caleb Barnett. One Great-Great Grandchild: Bexley Broll In addition to her parents, Mrs. Clegg was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Clegg, Jr. and her sister, Phyllis Pike. The funeral mass will be Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca, with a noon graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery in Victoria. The mass will be live streamed at Pallbearers: All Grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers: Justin Karl, Willie Copas. The Clegg Family would like to express appreciation to all the many caregivers and Drs. of Mrs. Clegg. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • John Henry Clegg, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Lillian Ellison (Richard), Daughter & Son-in-law
  • John H. Clegg (Judy), Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Leisha Clegg Dioguardi (Guy), Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
  • Natalie McLarty (Travis), Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
  • John Bradley "J.B." Clegg (Chana), Grandson and Granddaughter-in-law
  • Katyrn Ellison Mollicone (Dan), Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
  • Mrs Clegg leaves behind 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild to cherish her memory.

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  • All Grandchildren, Pallbearers
  • Justin Karl, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Willie Copas, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Peter Matthews

November 23, 2020

Joan, you were a recent dear one to me, meeting you 2 years ago at your 98th birthday at John and Judy`s ranch in Victoria.
I was visiting with Ros Pike, an Australian relative, especially for your birthday celebration. We revisited you for your 99th birthday.
We 3 Australians stayed in the magical 110 year old restored hotel, resited on to the banks of the Guadalupe River bordering John and Judy`s ranch, for 4 memorable, emotional days each visit.
Vivid memories of us sitting in cane rocking chairs listening to your wonderful youthful reminiscences will stay with me forever.
Parting is never easy. This parting is the hardest but remembering your grace is forever the easiest.
Love you Peter

Steve Borowicz

November 22, 2020

Su and I send our condolences. Great story about your mother and father. God bless you and your Family.

Veronica Cuellar

November 19, 2020

I loved my patient Elsie clegg. Dr. Falcon and I loved caring for her. She had such a beautiful accent.Every time we would speak on the phone she knew it was me she always brought a smile to my face when we talked . I will truly miss my Elsie❤️


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