Clarence R. Frederick, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his home in Broken Arrow, Okla.
He was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Humboldt, the son of Raymond and Clara (Westerman) Frederick.
Clarence was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married the former Doris Chambers on May 8, 1948, in Yates Center. They moved to Broken Arrow in 1986 from Texas. Clarence was a construction and field maintenance supervisor for Amoco Pipeline for more than 43 years, retiring in 1989. He taught at Triple A Welding School and was very active in his church, always helping people in need. He enjoyed yard work and mowing, hunting, farming and raising cattle.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Frederick, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a son, Richard Frederick and wife Carla, Kilgore, Texas; a daughter, Avis and husband Glen Vermillion, Potomac, Ill.; grandchildren, Michele and Bob Bagwell and Shannon and Forrest Tardiff; step-grandchildren, Jim, Steve, Kelli, Jodi, Luke; great-grandchildren, Cainan, Emmy; brothers Robert, Thomas and Ralph Frederick; sisters Marcella Phelan, Rita Roush and Velma Nordhus.
He was preceded in death by infant sons, Michael and Charles; his parents; a brother, Lloyd; two sisters; Ruth Poffenbarger and Geraldine Frederick; and an infant sister, Rose Ann.
Funeral Mass for Clarence was at 11 a.m., today at St. Anne Catholic Church in Broken Arrow, Okla. Celebrant was Father Mark Estillore. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Cemetery at Humboldt, under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 10600 S. Pennsylvania Ave., #16-144, Oklahoma City, OK 73170-4256.
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