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Bessie Pearl Bruce Clauson
23 Sep 1901- Jan 1936

Kiron News clipping
Community Saddened Over Loss Of Mother

The entire community was grieved Wednesday evening when the sad news was spread that Mrs. Clarence Clauson had passed away at 6:20 at her home following a short illness. She had two weeks previous suffered from boils in her nose. Complications set in which resulted in cerebral meningitis. All that was humanely possibly was done for her but of no avail and on Tuesday afternoon hopes were given up for her recovery. Her folks from Colorado and Oklahoma were notified but reached here two hours after she had passed away.

Mrs. Bessie Pearl Clauson was the daughter of David D. and Sarah J. Bruce. She was born at Leedy, Oklahoma on September 23, 1901. She grew up into young womanhood residing at various places in Oklahoma. She came to Denison and to this locality when about twenty years old and while in this locality she met Mr. Clauson. This friendship culminated into a romance. They were united in marriage September 1, 1924 after which they farmed in Stockholm township until about 4 years ago, when the family moved to Kiron which was her home until the time of her death. She had reached the age of 34 years, 3 months, and 15 days.

Mrs. Clauson was a fine Christian character, a good mother and a loyal wife. She possessed a quiet and calm nature, was always pleasant to meet and was loved by all who knew her. Her highest aim was to do what she could for those about her and anyone in need. Her neighbors wherever she resided speak highly of her.

She was converted and joined the Baptist church at Weatherford, Oklahoma, when about 16 years of age and became affiliated with the Baptist church at Kiron in the spring of 1935, where she was a faithful member. She was also a member of the Phileathea class where she regularly attended having also served in several offices in that class.

She leaves to mourn her sad departure the bereaved husband, Clarence Clauson, the two children, one daughter Lila Lee 9 years and the son Gordon age 3 years, her father and stepmother Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bruce of Calahan, Colorado, her mother, Mrs. Sarah J. Bruce of Weatherford, Oklahoma, two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Foster of Simla, Colorado and Mrs. Goldie Compton of Dallas, Texas and one brother, Clyde Bruce of Calahan, Colorado, besides many other close relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock from the home and 1:30 o'clock from the Baptist church with Rev. E. J. Nordlander officiating and Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom assisting. The church was packed with relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects to this beloved woman. A quartette composed of Jubel and Paul Hedstrom, Harry and Bert Lindstrom sang "No Night There" and a trio composed of Mrs. W. A. Garner, Harry and Bert Lindstrom sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."

The floral offerings were many, speaking in their silence of her high esteem. The pall bearers were Jubel and Vernie Winquist, Vernal and Willard Gustafson and Harry and Bert Lindstrom. Interment was made in the Kiron cemetery.

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bruce and Clyde Bruce of Calahan, Colorado, Mrs. Pansy Foster of Simla, Colorado, Mrs. Bruce and an aunt from Missouri and others from Denison, Deloit and Vail.

MRS. CLARENCE CLAUSON
                Bessie Pearl Bruce Clauson
                           23 Sep 1901 - 7 Jan 1936

This community was grieved Wednesday evening when the news came that Mrs. Clarence
Clauson had passed away at 6:20 pm following a short illness. She had suffered from boils in
her nose for two weeks, and complications set in which resulted in cerebral meningitis.
Everything possible was done for her but of no avail. It was not until Tuesday afternoon that
hopes were given up for her recovery. Her folks in Colorado and Oklahoma were notified, but
reached here two hours after her death.

Bessie Pearl Clauson was the daughter of David D. and Sarah J. Bruce, and was born at Leedy,
Okla., Sept 23, 1901. She grew to young womanhood, residing at various places in Oklahoma,
and came to Denison and to this locality when about 20 years old. She was united in marriage
with Clarence Clauson Sept. 1, 1924. They farmed in Stockholm township until about four years
ago, when the family moved to Kiron, which was her home until the present time. She had
reached the age of 34 years, three months and 15 days.

Mrs. Clauson was a fine Christian character, a good mother, and a loyal wife,. She was loved by
all who knew her. She loved to do what she could for those about her, and anyone in need. She
was converted and joined the Baptist church at Weatherford, Okla., when about 16 years of age,
and became affiliated with the Baptist church at Kiron in the spring of 1935. She was a faithful
member. She was also a member of the Philathea class, having served in several offices in that
class and always faithful in attendance.

She leaves to mourn, the bereaved husband, two children, Lila Lee, age eight years, and Gordon,
3 years; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bruce of Calahan, Colo; Her mother,
Mrs. Sarah J. Bruce of Weatherford, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Foster of Simla, Colo, and
Mrs. Goldie Compton of Dallas, Texas, and one brother, Clyde Bruce of Calahan, Colo.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 pm from the home and 1:30 at the Baptist church. Rev
E. J. Nordlander conducting, assisted by Rev. H. A. Faugerstrom. A male quartette, Jubel and
Paul Hedstrom, Harry and Bert Lindstrom sang "No Night There"' and a trio, Mrs. W. A. Garner,
Harry and Bert Lindstrom sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus".

The pall bearers were Jubel and Vernie Winquist, Vernal and Willard Gustafson and Harry and
Bert Lindstrom. She was laid to rest in the Kiron cemetery.

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bruce and Clyde
Bruce of Calahan, Colo; Mrs, Pansy Foster of Simla, Colo; Mrs. Bruce, an aunt from Missouri;
Mr. and Mrs. Art Bruce and family of Deloit, and many others from Denison and Deloit.


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