|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1914|
|Death: ||May 13, 2011|
Clarissa Paulina Housley Talbot
LEWISTON - Clarissa Paulina Housley Talbot, 97, passed away May 13, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Mapleton, Idaho, to Benjamin Housley and Clarissa Paulina Allen. She lived in Cornish for four years and then moved to Richmond where she attended school and graduated from North Cache High. She attended many college and institute classes.
She made her first date with Denzil Talbot while dancing at the Persiana. They were later married Feb. 14, 1935, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple.
They had 14 children, Clenn and Gloria Talbot, Aleda and Ted Mitchell, Vondelyn and Allen Smith, Leatrice and Roy Esplin, Alden and Charlene Talbot, Lyle Talbot, Elaine and Curtis Mace, Don and Marsha Talbot, DuVal Talbot, DelRa and Dawna Talbot, ReNae Yeates, Kim (deceased), Vada and Michael Vroman, and Venice and Curtis Anderson. She had at least 58 grandchildren, 164 great-grandchildren and 48 great-great-grandchildren.
Denzil and Clarissa lived a short time in Richmond, but most of their married life was spent in Lewiston. They enjoyed farming and raising their family until Denzil passed away in 1975.
Her home was always filled with love that attracted all the neighbors and cousins. They would always leave with a full stomach and heart. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She has always been a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she enjoyed serving in many organizations. She also served a mission to Cleveland, Ohio. She loved attending the temple and serving in church callings.
Our mom wrote beautiful poetry, which often could be found tucked in with a gift or sent to someone in their time of joy or hardship. She loved quilting and made several quilts for family and friends. She could often be found at dance recitals, birthday parties and family get-togethers. She was loved and respected by all who came in contact with her.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Lewiston 1st Ward chapel, 10 S. 1600 West, Lewiston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home's new facility, 1005 S. 800 East, Preston, Idaho, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church in Lewiston.
Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery. Memories and condolences
(bio by: Lewiston City)
Benjamin Housley (1871 - 1953)
Clarissa Paulina Allen Housley (1870 - 1942)
Denzil Griffeth Talbot (1907 - 1975)
Emma Allen Housley Auger (1895 - 1969)*
Elva Housley Anderson (1899 - 1925)*
George Fredrick Housley (1901 - 1961)*
Marshall Albern Housley (1902 - 1903)*
Walden Allen Housley (1909 - 1966)*
Clarissa Pauline Housley Talbot (1914 - 2011)
Lewiston City Cemetery
Created by: Annie
Record added: May 16, 2011
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