Juanita Marie Clymer passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. Juanita was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Hood River to George and Delphia (Giggey) Burris. She grew up in the Hood River Valley and attended schools at Barrett and Hood River High.
On Nov. 2, 1940, she married Keith Henry Clymer, and moved to his family farm in Pine Grove off Highway 35, and remained there until 1992; then moved to town on Tucker Road.
At the time of her death she was at the Hood River Care Center on Belmont in the Expressions unit.
In her 95 years here on Earth she was busy living and caring for the family orchard along with her husband and their three children: Vicki, Keith Jr. (Bill) and Sharon. She also was involved with the Rebekah Lodge in Odell, a bowling league in Hood River and Amicus club in Pine Grove. Juanita and Keith also helped family members (and friends) with letting them stay if needed on the farm, taking care of children through the church who were waiting to be adopted and helping a couple of young men at the time have a safe haven.
Juanita and Keith attended Hood River Valley Christian Church, where they were members of the congregation for many years. They had many happy years together, traveling at every chance they got, whether it was a day trip or extended trips, from around the area where they lived, to Hawaii and Europe. Of course Juanita's favorite places were casinos; she liked to gamble for fun and usually walked away with more then what she started with.
She had many friends, but her lifelong friends were Frances Chambers, Jennie Vann, Shirley Winters and Carol Picking; Dorothy (Dode) Radliff and June Campbell preceded her in death.
Juanita will be missed by many, along with her children and their spouses: Vicki and Kiyoushi, Keith and Marlene, and Sharon and ex, Alan; brother James with wife Elsie, and brother Rex; and sisters Anita and Karen; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith; sister Mary and brothers Hartley, John, Robert, George, Chuck and Donald.
We would like to thank Hood River Care Center's staff and Heart of Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held July 11 at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River. Remembrances may be made to Heart of Hospice.
Arrangements under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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