Alma Clayton (1923 - 2013)

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Alma Clayton 90 of Bovina, TX went to join Jesus on Friday, August 16, 2013, in Friona, TX. Funeral Services have been scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 19, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Bovina, TX with Rev. Brian Mullins, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bovina Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona, TX.
Alma was born February 4, 1923, in Manitou, OK to Jim and Rosie Roberts. The family moved to Amherst, TX to begin farming. At the age of 17, Alma was playing outside volleyball with girlfriends when she looked up to the new gym that was being built and saw the man that she would later marry on June 15, 1940. Two months after she and her husband Jack Clayton celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Jack died.
Alma was a wonderful person and enjoyed being a hard working, loving stay at home mom who helped raise 3 children and enjoyed grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She quilted quilts for her family to stay warm, made clothes for her children and grew many gardens and canned everything she could for years. She loved crocheting and her family.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bovina for 50 years where she taught Sunday school. She served as secretary-treasurer and president of the Women's Club of Bovina. Alma also served the community as an E.M.T., and enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and serve.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
She is survived by sons- James Clayton and wife Sandra of Bovina, Dickie Clayton and wife Betty of Ruidoso, NM, 1 daughter- Arlene Bryan and husband Roy of Amarillo, 1 sister- Esta Lee Lide of Bovina, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Family visitation will be held Sunday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
You may sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullins.com
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Aug. 18, 2013
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