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Jacquelyn June Clymer

Jacquelyn, 83, peacefully passed away of natural causes on January 28, 2019 in Santa Maria, CA. She was born June 14, 1935 in Austin, TX to parents Del and Fay Warren. She had three younger sisters, Geneva, Diana, and Florice, and one younger brother, Stanley. She met F.E. (Jim) Clymer on Easter Day, 1951 in Austin and they married on September 26, 1953.

After Jim served in the U.S. Air Force for twelve years while Jacquelyn worked as a bank teller, they moved their growing family to Santa Maria in 1962 to work at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Jacquelyn served as a secretary/bookkeeper there before accepting a job at Righetti High School, where she worked as the Principal's secretary for several years. After returning to her primary role as mother of four young children and homemaker for several years, she finally took a job at Santa Maria Berry Farms as an office clerk and then office manager until her retirement in 1990. Jacquelyn participated in several clubs and organizations over the years including but not limited to Tops, Bunco, and Rubbermaid Sales Representatives.

Jacquelyn is survived by one son, Jim D. (KJ) and three daughters, Lesly Shuffield (Alan), Lisa Mathews (Robert), and Laura Huebner (Darren). Jacquelyn is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Travis Clymer, Lindsay Clymer, Chad Shuffield, Carly Shuffield Poss, Holly Escobar Hochleutner (Jayse), Mark Escobar, Jenna Huebner, Jacquelyn Huebner, and Brad Huebner, and two great granddaughters, Kaylin Clymer-Aeschliman and Ava Hochleutner. Honorary family members include: Anthony Escobar, Samantha Bloomer, Tristen Bloomer, Tom Poss, Travis Aeschliman, Tori Thompson, and Ian Bangerter. Jacquelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years just six months ago and she passed away on what would have been his 87th birthday. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Daryl Wade, in 1958, and by her parents and sister Geneva. Both her mother and sister passed from breast cancer.

Jacquelyn was kind-hearted and always thought the best of people. Everyone who met her loved her and said she was the sweetest lady they had ever known. No matter what hardships she endured, she always stayed strong and positive and found a way to make the best of things. Being well-read and smart made her a worthy adversary in trivia games and while watching “Jeopardy”, her favorite TV program. She enjoyed southern cooking and reading everything she could get her hands on. She especially loved biographies, but often said that her favorite book was the dictionary. Jacquelyn was a beautiful example of selflessness and her family always knew they were loved and accepted for who they are. She enjoyed nothing more than gathering the family together where she and her husband would prepare a delicious meal for everyone. In later years, Jacquelyn and her husband got immeasurable joy from Bailey, the Siamese cat they adopted from the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. Now Jacquelyn and “Jimmie” are reunited in their love for eternity.

Burial arrangements are under direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. At Jacquelyn's request there were no formal services. Friends are welcome to join the family at a celebration of her life on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m., at the Casa Grande Mobile Estates Clubhouse. For further information, please call her sister Florice at (805)345-6099. In lieu of any floral or monetary gifts, please consider donating to the Mission Hope Breast Imaging Center in care of Marian Foundation.

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