Clyde Boyd McLaren

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  • "I am sorry for the loss of his presence to his family. I..."
    - Sandra Dahl
  • "I miss you already. But I know you are with the ones you..."
    - Dana Williams
  • "Thank you for being my son's "Grandpa" and my grandson's..."
    - Lonnie
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    - Lorraine McLaren
  • "Rest in peace C.B."
    - Connie Ragsdale
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C. B. (Clyde Boyd) McLaren, age 88, passed away, Saturday, June 9th 2018 . He was born 12 May 1930 with his twin sister, Cleo Ada, to John Horace and Gladys Minnie Rhodes McLaren in Dillon, Montana. He was the ninth of thirteen siblings. After growing up in Dillon, C.B served in the Army and afterward settled with his sister, Dorothy Eileen McLaren Todd and her family in Lewiston, Idaho. There he met and married Evelyn Marion Eddy in 1956. He was the father of four children. C.B. was trained as a pipe fitter and worked for the union for most of his adult years. After the couple divorced in 1971, C.B. married Louise M. Bowden Anderson, the couple resided in Bellingham Washington. Louise M. McLaren passed away in 2008. C.B. was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Jack Nathan McLaren, David Alvin McLaren, Dorothy Eileen McLaren Todd, George James McLaren, Arthur Mark McLaren, Arley Clark McLaren, Walter Henry McLaren, Cleo Ada McLaren Sporich, Robert Gene McLaren, Roy Dean McLaren, and Nellie Audra McLaren Quilici. Special thanks are given to Dorothy's boys; Robert Gene, Donald Jess and William Boyd Todd. C.B. loved them like sons and they have been so loving and caring over the years. C.B. enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, dancing with his sweetheart, Mariann Acuff, and spending time with family and friends. C.B was active in the American Legion and took great pride in his service to his country. He was a Masonic Lodge member, a 32nd degree Mason and a long time member of the VFW. He became active in AA in 1981 and loved the work and friendships this association brought to his life. He is survived by his four children: Dana Kay McLaren Williams; Terri Lynne McLaren Jameson, Anna Lorraine McLaren and James Brady McLaren and three stepchildren: Lonnie L Anderson Ball, Dennis M Anderson, and Barbara E Anderson Anthony; many grandchildren, great children, nephews and nieces as well loving friends. Donations and gifts can be made to Whatcom Hospice House, 2806 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Published in Bellingham Herald on June 12, 2018
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