Obituary for Clara M. Friend
Clara Margarette (Dunivan) Friend, age 95. Sunrise, February 9, 1922, sunset, August 19, 2017. The sixth of 13 children, Clara was born in Campo, Colorado, to Christopher Columbus Dunivan Sr. and Nettie May (Hergesheimer) Dunivan. On October 20, 1939, she married Joseph Daniel “Dan” Friend in Wagoner, Oklahoma.
Clara lived on Main Street in Florence for 70 years. She loved her yard, the geese in the yard, her neighbors, Darlene and Rudl Mergelman, and AnnaMay and Archie Geren. In 2011, Clara moved to Pueblo to be closer to her daughter, Betty Oakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Friend; son, Edgar C. Friend and grandson, Gary A. Oakes.
Clara is survived by her daughter, Betty Oakes; son-in-law, Grant W. Oakes; brother, Dennis (Janell) Dunivan; sister, Sarah (Delmar) Holmes; grandchildren, Daniel Dean (Rachel) Friend, of Oklahoma, Patty Toney,of Oregon, Jimmy (Velita) Friend, of Oregon, Richard (Catlan) Powell, of Washington, Steven A. (Mary Ann) Oakes, of Colorado; nine great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation, 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 24, Holt Family Florence Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Union Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Clara’s name to the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, 300 W. Main St., Florence, CO 81226 or to Sangre De Cristo Hospice-West, 601 Greenwood Ave., Canon City, CO 81212.