ALICE GRAEBER CLARY
July 8, 1931 – September 17, 2007
Alice Graeber Clary was born in Independence, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Graeber on July 8. 1931. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Sandy Hill, Texas. Alice graduated from Brenham High School and Blinn College. She attended executive banking seminars at the University of Georgia and the University of Texas.
Alice was married to N.M. (Pete) Clary on December 13, 1950. They lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming for three and one half years and returned to Bryan in June of 1954. She began her banking career in 1956 as a teller and retired as a Senior Vice President in 1996.
Alice was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and was named the Volunteer of the Year in 2005. She taught Sunday School, was a member of Miriam Circle, and served on the Church Council as chairman of the Community Needs Committee and the Staffing Call Committee. Alice also served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and on the board for the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center.
Alice went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2007 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Alice is survived by her husband, Pete Clary, daughter, Lynn Clary-Yeager, son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Melissa Clary and grandchildren, Sam Yeager, Jordan and Brock DeWald, Matt Yeager and Jill Clary. Alice is also survived by one brother, Walter Graeber and wife Mary, two sisters, Clara Hoffman and husband Leonard and Lorine Wallace and husband Harold and by three sisters-in-law, Juanita Bond, Dorothy Siegert and husband Robert and Nina Binford.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. There will be a graveside service at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Bryan City Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 11:30 am.
Memorials may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Woodcreek Dr., College Station, TX 77845 or a charity of your choice. Alice was grateful for the people who donated blood and platelets that gave her strength and would appreciate people continuing to do that for others.
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