Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

March 9, 2013

OBITUARY: Mae Dee Claborn


Mineral Wells Index

— Mae Dee Claborn, 101, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Southside Church of Christ, 1401 SE 25th Ave., Mineral Wells.

Interment: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sipe Springs Cemetery, Comanche County.

Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Sunday at White’s Funeral Home, 101 NE 4th Ave., Mineral Wells.

Mae Dee Claborn was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Dumas, Texas, daughter of the late Harry and Clyde Acton Hall. She married Athol Claborn on March 3, 1934, in Carbon, Texas. Athol and Mae Dee retired to Mineral Wells in 1975. They were members of the Southside Church of Christ. She volunteered for the auxiliary at Palo Pinto General Hospital and was a member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her loving husband, Athol, died Feb. 10, 2002. They were married 67 years.

Mae Dee enjoyed reading, oil painting, gardening, sewing and researching the family tree. She was devoted to her family, sacrificing her time and efforts for her husband and children; her smile began in her eyes and lit up her whole face.

Mae Dee was also preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Sandra Suzanne Claborn, in 1934; two sons, Morris W. Claborn, in 2009, and David H. Claborn, in 1975; and two brothers, Abe Hall and Harry C. Hall.

Survivors: Daughter, Judith C. Davis and husband, Ron; son, Gerald Keith Claborn; grandchildren, Michael Claborn, Drue Burke, Jason Claborn, Ryan Claborn Burke, Melanie Claborn and David Claborn; great-grandchildren, Christopher Claborn, Matt Claborn, Ali Mae Claborn, Alexa Fowler, Megan Burke, Reese Burke, Alexus Burke, Logan Burke, Conner Burke, Katherine Burke, Hal Claborn and Molly Claborn; daughters-in-law Janis Claborn and Sarabeth (Claborn) Wright; sisters-in-law, Wilma Johnston and Daphna Click.