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Clara Lee Rivers was born December 17, 1947 in Elgin, Texas to Willie Lee Rivers, Sr. and Katie Lee Marshall. She received her education in the Elgin Schools. She worked for a number of years at the Austin State School. Clara accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and was a dedicated member of the Peaceful Saint James Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John Townsend. She also had a great concern and love for her community. Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Lee Rivers and Katie Lee Marshall; five brothers, Willie Lee Rivers, Jr. Author Joe Rivers, twin infant brothers, and Charles Ray Rivers; three sisters, Patricia Ann Rivers, Katherine Rivers, and Willie Mae Rivers. She leaves to cherish her memories a sister, Gloria Rivers of Austin, Texas; a brother, Albert Rivers of Waco, Texas; two aunts, Idell Cathy and Clara Canada both of Austin, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Vivian Easley Rivers of Austin, Texas, Marilyn Rivers of Waco, Texas, and Connie Rivers of Austin, Texas; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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