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Claire Crockett Smith Rider
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1917
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 2009
Lemon Grove
San Diego County
California, USA

Claire Crockett Rider, 92, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2009, following a brief illness. Born in Liberty Hill, Texas, on June 30, 1917, Claire grew up to become a school teacher in Corpus Christi. It was there, while teaching school and living with her sister, Cecile, that she met Wyman Rider, a young "sailor boy" stationed at the air base. They were married on September 2, 1943, before Wyman was sent to serve in Puerto Rico. After the war, they settled in San Diego, and have lived ever since in the house they built in Lemon Grove in 1951. Claire inspired others with her sense of fun and her kind, caring ways. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She is survived by her husband, Wyman; their two children, Lane and June (Ronan Mandra); two grandchildren, Caitlin Rider and Tate Rider (Fatima Bobadilla); daughter-in-law, Mary Rider; and step-grandchildren, Carl, Kress, and Becca MacLaren. Services will be held November 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary, with interment at Greenwood Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Discovery Eye Foundation, 6222 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 260, Los Angeles, CA 90048; www.discoveryeye.org. 
 
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 Parents:
  Clark L. Smith (1885 - 1965)
  Letha Smith (1886 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Branch Wyman Rider (1917 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Cecile Butcher Terry Smith (1914 - 2003)*
  Claire Crockett Smith Rider (1917 - 2009)
  Carrol C. Smith (1919 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117783943
Claire Crockett <i>Smith</i> Rider
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Claire Crockett <i>Smith</i> Rider
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