Clarisse Anderson

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Anderson, Clarisse "Claire" H.

Clarisse "Claire" H. Anderson, 90 went to be with our Lord Jesus on June 10th, 2017. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Claire was a wonderful, loving and kind person. She loved our Lord Jesus and God our Father with all of her heart and showed it by the kind and loving Christian life she led.

Claire was born September 9, 1926 in Superior, WI, where she grew up. Claire married the love of her life, James "Jim" Anderson of whom she had a crush on since the 4th grade. As young adults, Claire & Jim met shortly after WW II at a girl's lake cabin party. One look was all it took. They were married on July 15, 1950 after Jim graduated from college. Jim raced cars as a hobby and Claire worked pit and raced a bit too. They had 2 daughters while living in Duluth, MN before moving to Albuquerque in 1957, where they had two more daughters.

While Claire was busy raising a Christian family she found time for her many gifts. She painted with oils, hand-quilted, needlepoint, counted cross, and Hardanger.She also knitted, and sewed many of her daughter's clothing styled after outfits they found in magazines. She also sculpted and made Christmas ornaments each year, while still having time for her family. She was a member of various sewing groups, she played tennis, and went hunting with Jim.

After retirement, Claire and Jim traveled throughout our beautiful country and also visited Spain and Africa. Later, they vacationed in AZ in the wintertime and enjoyed many new friendships. She also became an avid golfer.

Claire was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jim Anderson; parents Klara and Oscar Larson; brothers Jim & David Larson; and granddaughter, Sarah Montoya.

She is survived by her daughters: Clarisse Carnell and husband Hal Jones, Julie and husband Will Herschler, Amy and husband Tom Wander, and Heidi Montoya.

She treasured her grandchildren: Amy Bolin, Rebecca Jones, Derek and Jess Jones, Chris Bolin, Addie and Lauren Herschler, Sarah and David Baca, Mishay and Erik Chavez, and the late Sarah Montoya, as well as her great-grandchildren: Terrance, Riley, Chris, Cierra, Brandon, Zoe, Emma, Bo, Kira, and Oliver.

She is also survived by her siblings, Louse and husband Ed Drolson and Tim and wife Judy Larson, sisters/brothers-in-law Val Larson and Bob and Mary Anne Anderson; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Claire will be dearly missed. We have lost a wonderful woman, but heaven has gained an awesome child of the most high God and Lord Jesus for eternity.

Services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at her home church, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque NM 87112. Reception will follow in the church narthex.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services

Wyoming Chapel

7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 25, 2017
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