September 17, 1928 - April 16, 2019
Claire Ann (Clinton) Graham, 90, went home to be with Jesus, on April 16, 2019, while in her home in Bakersfield.
Claire was born in Taft, CA, on September 17, 1928. She graduated from Taft Union High School in 1946 and then married Gerald Whitley in 1947. They lived in Taft for a number of years, before moving to Coalinga and then to Bakersfield for Gerald's work with Standard Oil Co. Later they moved to Kern City.
Claire had a few jobs throughout her life, but really enjoyed entertaining, gardening, embroidering, crocheting, and doing crafts such as small baskets.
After Gerald's death in 1990, Claire went on to marry John Graham in 1993. Claire and John enjoyed traveling with the Chevron Retirees on many trips and adventures, Claire being the hostess for their touring trips. They have continued to live in Kern City for 26 yrs. They traveled around in their travel trailer for many years before retiring because of age.
Claire is survived by her Loving husband of 26 years, John Graham; Nieces, Pam Bosworth and Linda Knowles; Nephews, Steve Barber, Lyn Barber, and Terry Clinton; Step-son, Rick Graham; Step-daughter, Ginger Buitrago, and many step grandchildren.
Claire was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Hattie Clinton; Sister, Evelyn Barber; Brothers, Phillip Clinton and Larry Clinton, and her 1st husband of 43 years, Gerald Wpitley.
Services will be held May 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm at West Side District Cemetery in Taft, CA. Viewing will take place at Greenlawn Southwest Funeral Home on Panama Lane, on April 30, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Cat People, ALPHA Canine $anctuary, and Marley's Mutts. The arrangements are under the direction of the Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest.