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Daniel Marion Clary

September 7, 1920 September 11, 2011
Daniel Marion Clary
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Daniel M. Clary, 91, of Brookings, passed away in Crescent City , CA on September 11, 2011. Mr. Clary was born September 7, 1920 in Meridian , Idaho to Robert Dewey and Margaret Florence (Denney) Clary. The family moved to Corning, Calif. when Daniel was 5; he attended school there. Following high school, he worked in the olive orchards until enlisting in the US Army Air Corps at the outset of WWII. Daniel served honorably with the Flying Tigers division overseas as a radio technician. After the war, he returned to Corning where he married Leola H. Freeman on May 17, 1947. Daniel later went to work for Crane Mills in Corning as a planer operator and retired at age 62. The couple moved to Shingletown , CA where they lived until moving to Brookings , Ore. in the mid 1990's. Daniel was a skilled craftsman and made many fine pieces of furniture. He also liked gardening, sports and the outdoors. He also raised Appaloosa horses. He and Leola were members of the First Baptist Community Church in Brookings. Survivors include his wife, Leola of Brookings, son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Cheri Clary of Clackamas , OR , grandson, Jeff Leer, his wife, Jody, great grandchildren Dominik, Mercedes, Sophia and Ysabelle of Kent, Wa, granddaugher, Rachel Hales, her husband, Howard, and great granddaugher Riley of Covington, WA. Sister, Doris Darrow and brother-in-law James Darrow of Corning , CA, sister-in-law Edna Clary of Corning, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Daniel was preceded in death by a son, Delmar Lee and a brother, Maurice Neal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deacon's Fund at First Baptist Community Church , 607 Pacific Ave. Brookings , OR 97415. A memorial service for Daniel will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11:00am in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Community Church, 607 Pacific Ave. in Brookings.

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