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Elvis John "Perry" Clary
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1925
Goldendale
Klickitat County
Washington, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 2004
The Dalles
Wasco County
Oregon, USA

Obituary The Dalles Chronicle, January 26, 2004
John Elvis Clary, 78, a resident of White Salmon, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at the Oregon Veterans Home. He was born April 7, 1925 in Goldendale to John and Ada (Ellsworth) Clary and grew up on the family ranch in the Blockhouse area near Goldendale. He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and served as a mechanic with the 8076th M.A.S.H. unit in Korea. He married Dorothy Rieckers on Valentine's Day 1952 in Goldendale; they later divorced. Returning to civilian life, he worked as an auto mechanic at several Chrysler dealerships in the Pacific Northwest before opening up his own business, "John's Automotive" in Bingen. He later opened a branch in Hood River from which he retired in 1997. He enjoyed fishing and camping with lifelong friends Charley & Alice Lenoir of Goldendale, and was fond of sports, particularly the Portland Trailblazers.
He is survived by his children and their families; sons Richard and his wife Nancy Clary of Kent, Washington, Robert and his wife, Peggy Clary of White Salmon, and Randie Clary of Ronald, Washington. Also surviving are grandchildren Molly, Brent, Kate, Elizabeth, Becky, Whitney and Shelley as well as great grandchildren Dylan and Maya.
He leaves two nephews and their wives, Marvin and Beverly Fuhrman of Vancouver, Washington and Leon and Susie Fuhrman of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Wilma Fuhrman. A graveside committal with military honors will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m. at the Goldendale I.O.O.F. Cemetery with reception to follow at the Goldendale Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Veterans Home, 700 Veterans Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058. Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation & Burial. (provided by Judith Jendrey) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Elvis Clary (1889 - 1959)
  Ada Pearl Ellsworth Clary (1900 - 1955)
 
 Children:
  Randall Scott Clary (1963 - 2013)*
 
 Sibling:
  Wilma Marie Clary Fuhrman (1921 - 1991)*
  Elvis John Clary (1925 - 2004)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
ELVIS JOHN CLARY
SGT US ARMY
KOREA
APR 7 1925 JAN 22 2004
 
Burial:
IOOF Mountain View Cemetery
Goldendale
Klickitat County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: BKB
Originally Created by: 天使
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76063187
Elvis John Perry Clary
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Elvis John Perry Clary
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Elvis John Perry Clary
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Remembering my cousin. Thank you for serving our country.
- Louise Taraba
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013

- Bill Vanderpool
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013

- 天使
 Added: Sep. 5, 2011
 
 
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