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Clara May Lundy


03/03/1916 - 10/08/2014 Obituary
Clara May Lundy was raised in Gilroy, CA by, as she and her three brothers would say, "good stock." She and her brothers were very proud of their parents who stressed character, education and a strong work ethic. Another attribute engrained was the importance of a positive attitude, and Clara May was certainly an example of that!
She met David Richard "Dick" Lundy in college, and they married shortly after graduation. They settled on the family farm in Hollister, and approximately a year later they began farming in Bakersfield where they raised three children and spent the rest of their lives. Although their time together was cut short, she adored her husband and often said that "everything was all right when he walked in the door."
When she lost her husband at age 47, she set an example for her family of how to face loss and adversity with strength, grace and dignity. She then began a new chapter in her life teaching remedial reading for many years at Norris School. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed reading, travel and playing bridge with her many life-long friends.
Clara May was adored by her family and was loved and admired by all who knew her. When her son-in-law was once asked if he had ever known a perfect woman, he thought a minute and then said, "Well, my mother-in-law is about as close a one as there is." She was the consummate lady--wise, loving and strong. She had an inner beauty that was reflected by her radiant smile. God's grace shone in Clara May's face. She never said an unkind word and was truly an example of living her life by the Ten Commandments. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Rest well in God's hands, Mother.
As Mother wished, she was laid to rest beside her husband in a private family graveside service.
The family would like to thank Rosa, Maria, Dolores, Jeanie and Anthony for all of the thoughtfulness, love, and compassion they have shown to Mother over many years.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 15, 2014
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