Claudie Lee Cleary, age 79, daughter of Virgil Alford and Claudie Butler Alford, was born February 22, 1932 in Jonesboro, Louisiana. She passed away July 3, 2011 at Cabool, Missouri.
She moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, at a young age and spent most of life there.
Claudie married T. L. Cleary and he preceded her in death in 1988.
Claudie is also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Melvin Ray Cleary; and a daughter, Elizabeth Cleary.
She was a wonderful homemaker. She and T.L. built their home themselves. Claudie loved bluegrass music. She loved all animals always taking in any stray that came along, cats, dogs, squirrels, even coon pups. Claudie had a special way with them.
Claudie is survived by her sons, Mirl Cleary and wife Erma of Cabool and Roy Lee Cleary of New Mexico; brother James Alford of Jonesboro, Louisiana; three grandchildren, Tyrha, Theresa, and Katie; and good friend Billy Bell.
She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Brother Bob Moore officiating. Burial will be in Summer Grove Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.