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Sara Lee Clay


Sara Lee Clay, age 83 of Grand Rapids, MI passed away June 21, 2018.  Born October 20, 1934, in Lincoln, NE, Sara had a fun and adventurous life here on Earth. She grew up in Lincoln, NE and was the youngest of three children born to William and Rachel Carveth. Sara attended two years of college at the University of Nebraska before transferring to the University of Michigan where she graduated with a degree in dental hygiene. Sara worked for over 50 years as a dental hygienist in Grand Rapids. She met her husband, Bill Clay, on a blind date in Grand Rapids and told her friends that night she met the man she was going to marry. After marriage, Sara and Bill had four children, Lynn Crilley of Fort Collins, CO, Jim (Lisa) Clay of Fort Collins, Jodi (John) Landefeld of Kennewick, WA and Jon (Tahni) Clay of Fort Collins, CO, who all survive her.  She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren.  Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Bill. Sara never really retired, but as she was an avid golfer and cross country skier, she still found time to golf and ski. Sara was on the ski patrol for many years and was also a ranger at Schuss Mountain Golf Course for over 25 years.  Sara split her time between Grand Rapids and Bellaire, MI and counted both places as home.  Sara loved her family and friends and always looked forward to time spent with both.  She will be missed. The family will meet friends and relatives on Thursday, July 12, from 4-6 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids.  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 13, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1815 Hall St SE, E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506.  Rev. Stephen Holmgren officiating. Interment at Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium. Memorial contributions in Sara’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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  1. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and hoping your memories will help you find comfort and peace during this hard time. Take care.

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