Clara  MacDougall
Clara  MacDougall

Obituary of Clara MacDougall

      The very memorable Clara MacDougall was born October 13, 1933, in Frankfort Indiana, the second child of James and Lola Wallace Eads.  Her mother passed into heaven a few weeks after her birth and her grandmother, Electa Eads, helped raise her until her dad married Annabelle Bozworth when she was seven.  Clara graduated from Frankfort High School, home of the Hot Dogs, when she was 16. She then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and later to Long Beach and San Rafael, California where she met and married a career air force soldier, John MacDougall, II.  They were later divorced.

      Clara’s first child, Victoria died at birth.  Later, Clara was blessed with two sons, John, III, and James, who were the sunshine of her life.  She always made a delightful home wherever she lived, which included Tennessee, the Philippines, New Mexico, Mississippi, Florida, California, South Carolina, and Oregon. 

      Clara graduated from the University of South Carolina and enjoyed a long career in Civil Service.

      Clara was tough and strong-willed with a huge heart and a strong devotion to her family.  She loved to bake pies, host beautiful dinners, do crossword puzzles, complete beautiful needlework projects, and collect stuffed teddy bears.

           Clara passed peacefully from this world on November 8, 2023, in Corvallis, Oregon.  She is survived by sister, Helen (Don) Wilder, Kings Valley, Oregon; sons, John, III (Joy) MacDougall, Albany Oregon, James (Jenny) MacDougall, Columbia, South Carolina; four grandsons and 7 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Electa Eads; parents, James and Lola Wallace Eads; stepmother, Annabelle Eads; sister, Mary Pacquin; daughter, Victoria.

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