Delores Clouse (1917 - 2014)

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    - Staff of Keizer Funeral Chapel


August 21, 1917 - March 9, 2014

Delores passed away peacefully the evening of March 9. She was 96. Born in Arion, Iowa she was the eldest of seven. Upon her being graduated from high school. in Lakeview, Iowa in 1934, the family moved to Portland, Or. It was there she met and married Elmer Clouse. They were married 56 years until his death 1995. She always worked outside the home. Her last Employment was 27 years with the State of Oregon Employment Division. Delores has left a daughter, Sharon (Donald) Albrich & a son, John E. (Lin) Clouse; grandsons John A. & David Clouse & Gregory (Lori) Neal; great-grandkids Michele Ann & Mia Clouse & Brandon, Cierra, & Alyssa Neal. She also leaves a sister & sister-in-law. Many nieces & nephews & their children.

She wanted to leave you with these thoughts;

"I'd like the memory of me to be

A happy one.

I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles

When life is done

I'd like to leave an echo whispering

Softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times

And bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve

To dry before the sun, of happy

Memories that I leave when life is done."

The family would like to thank everyone who made our Mom comfortable in her last days. Hospice Care of the Northwest, Clare Bridge Memory Community & Keizer Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.

Per her request, no services will be held.

Funeral Home
Keizer Funeral Chapel
4365 River Road North Keizer, OR 97303
(503) 393-7037
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Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 11, 2014
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