- ADVERTISEMENT -

  • Donate to the American Cancer Society

Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“It is with our sincerest symthay that we write to you on the loss of your mother, Clara. Clara was our father's youngest biological sibling, and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Marcella, Clara, Christine Chavez - NV

“I have no memories of Clara, only heart broken that I never got to meet her. I contacted her in El Paso, Texas but never received a response.. We...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Manuela Chavez Archuleta - AZ

“To the Family of Clara Lee May God of comfort help you during this difficult time and May the love of those around you help your through the days...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Jean Hoover - Gallup , NM

“I loved having the whole Lee family as neighbors and friends for so many years in Marian Manor. Clara Lou was the kind of neighbor everyone wants ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Cooper - El Paso, UT

“I am sorry I did not know you or your family personally, only from memories of my dad Nick. Rest in Peace Auntie. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jonathan L. Chavez - Springerille, AZ

“I missed being able to be with you because of circumstances beyond my control i always loved you ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: agnes chavez romero - gallup, NM

“Nana was such a sweet, gentle, and loving lady; also a wonderful role model. She will be missed. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tosha Ducker - Jacksonville, FL

“Clara Lou was a giving and loving person, and a true treasure to the Hall Family as well as to all who knew and loved her. ..She will be missed. Our...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Christine (Hall) Hanley - Gallup, NM

“To the Ohlig family and other family members, We are sorry for your loss and are holding all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Doug & Dee Stokes - The Colony, TX

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dante Gutierrez-Zamora and Staff - NM


Clara Lou Lee, a resident of Albuquerque, passed over peacefully on June 1, 2010. Clara Lou was born on February 22, 1933 in Atarque, NM and was raised in Quemado, NM. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James L. Lee, Jr. who died in June of 2005. She is survived by her sons, James Louis Lee III and wife Cynthia; John Lee and wife Cindy; daughter; Janet Marie Ohlig and husband Ronald; granddaughters, Lisa Marie Carter and husband Scott; Samantha Kate Lee; Tosha Ann Ducker and husband Michael; grandsons, J. Louis Lee IV and wife Laura; Scott Charles Lee, Christopher Lee Ohlig; great-grand children, Trevor Carter, Anna Ducker and Jacob Ducker; sister-in-law, Patsy Ann Nesbitt; niece, Lee Ann Moores and husband Mark and their daughter Sara; nephew Ralph Dewey Nesbitt and wife Barbara; and many other loving family members and friends; and her daily companion “Tiny”, her poodle. Clara Lou loved flowers and nature and was an avid gardener. She loved arts and crafts, puzzles, reading and history. She was an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday School, taught in the schools of Ysleta ISD and had her own pre-school in Albuquerque where many children had adopted another “Nana” in their lives. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and all those who knew her. The family wishes to thank Inja (Pip) Thorne for being more than her caretaker but was also her companion. Their love and passion for handiwork crafts and the outdoors kept Clara Lou going strong during these last few months as she battled cancer . Family and friends are invited for a service to pay tribute and celebrate her life on Sunday, June 6 at 5pm at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd in Albuquerque. Clara Lou will be laid to rest on Monday, June 7 at 11am on the A Lazy A Ranch in Quemado, NM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Clara Lou’s name to the Quemado Memorial Scholarship Fund. Send to P. O. Box 128, Quemado, NM 87829.

Send Condolences

SEARCH OTHER SOURCES