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Helen Claverie

Helen Lee Claverie 2-18-1918 to 10-25-2009 Helen was born February 18, 1918 to Olaus and Bertha Lee in Barron , Wisconsin . She spent her early years on a dairy farm outside of Barron. When she was 19, she moved with her family to Oregon where she met and married Charles Wentworth, father of her twin daughters, Janet and Jean. She relocated to California in 1950 with her daughters and worked for Sacramento Valley Insurance Agency for many years as a claims representative. In 1967, she married Leon Claverie and moved to Martinez , California . Helen and Leon enjoyed 28 happy years together before he passed away in 1995. After his death, she moved to Davis, California, to be closer to her daughter and family. Helen enjoyed gardening, reading, decorating her home, and traveling. She had an irreverent sense of humor and knew how to enjoy life. She will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Collins (Steve), two grandchildren, Jeff Weigt of Woodland, CA, and Jill Weigt (Reinhard Schlassa) of San Marcos, CA, and four great-grandchildren, Alec Weigt, Ryan Weigt, Soren Schlassa and Deklyn Schlassa. In addition to her husband, Leon Claverie, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Wentworth, brothers, Clarence, Irvin, Norman and Lloyd Lee and sister, Ruth Kolb. There will be an open celebration of her life at 1:30 p.m. on November 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Steve Collins. Please call 530-756-3127 for directions. Wiscombe Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association or Yolo Hospice.

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janet, i was sorry to hear of your mother's sudden death when we talked at the ufc lecture last week. wishing you and your family islands of peace and moments of remembered joy in the midst of the sorrows. susan

susan ruth Nov 3 2009 12:00 AM

She was an aunt I didn't even know I had until I was 22, but I loved her right away. She & Leon gave me a car tour of San Francisco in 1984. She always welcomed us into her home and give me family history I had never known. I still enjoyed seeing her even when she no longer knew who I was. I know she's having a great family reunion, over there!

Jan (Lee) McCaugherty Nov 2 2009 12:00 AM

A neighbor that made the world more special by just being in it......now,. only where happy memories remain...

Frank & Annette Lagura Oct 31 2009 12:00 AM

Aunt Helen was one of a kind...She made no pretenses and told it like it was. Our thoughts are with you.

Shirley Whiteford Oct 28 2009 12:00 AM