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Shirley Claussen



Shirley Marie Claussen, 70, passed away at her home in Goldendale, Wash., on July 27, 2013.

She was born to Richard and Alice (Cooley) Rieckers on April 3, 1943. Shirley became the wife of Wayne Claussen on May 29, 1975 in Goldendale. Mrs. Claussen enjoyed all sorts of crafts including quilting, embroidery, ceramics and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband Wayne of Goldendale; children Victoria Bean of Goldendale, Cari Naught of Cheney, Wash., Scott Bean of Bingen, Wash., Dawn McLing of Klamath Falls, Ore., Marshall Claussen of Phoenix, Ariz., Kenneth Claussen of Oregon City, Ore., and Matt Claussen of Vancouver, Wash .; sister Dorothy Maw of Goldendale; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

No formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Shirley’s honor be made to the Celilo Cancer Center in The Dalles, Ore. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements.


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