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Marilyn Kent "Terry" Clawson


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Marilyn Kent "Terry" Clawson Obituary
Clawson, Marilyn 'Terry' Kent
82, of Los Altos, California passed away on May 25th, 2016. Marilyn "Terry" Rae Clawson age 82 and a resident of Los Altos for over 50 years passed away peacefully in her home on May 25th, 2016 from congestive heart failure related to Type 1 Diabetes. She was born on June 13, 1933 in Mesa, AZ to the late Dr Melvin Lloyd and Editha Rae (Smith) Kent. She met and married Charles C Clawson in 1954. They have been married for 62 wonderful, fulfilling, warm, fun and loving years. Terry earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Home an Family Development. In subsequent years she returned to school earning a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University in June 1988. Terry was musical and played the piano for many years. Terry will be remembered for her proactive ability to address her health issues related to her Type 1 diabetes needs throughout her life. She had a deep sense of honor and commitment to motherhood and being a homemaker. She put her family first and foremost before anything else. She enjoyed the art of homemaking and creating a wonderful home.erry was a friend to all and enjoyed many relationships in her life in her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and professionally as a counselor working with the disabled for the County Human Services department. She loved to travel worldwide with her husband Charles. erry is preceded in death by her mother and father, as well as her brother, Dr. Horace S. Kent and her younger sister Mrs Jayne Kent Kempton. She is survived by her husband Charles C. Clawson of Los Altos, CA; loving children Katherine Clawson Strong of Queen Creek, AZ; Carol J. Clawson Cox of Bakersfield, CA; Ann Marie Clawson Halverson of Phoenix AZ and Kent C. Clawson of Rainer OR; 14 cherished grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held for Terry on Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 AM at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1300 Grant Road, Los Altos CA. Internment will be on Monday, June 13th at 10:00 AM at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA. Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA.
Published in The Arizona Republic from June 5 to June 8, 2016
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