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Nellie Mae Clinkenbeard
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A graveside service was held Friday at Lakewood Memorial Park for Nellie Mae Clinkenbeard, 95, of Ceres. She died April 19, 2010 at Hale Aloha Convalescent Hospital in Ceres,

Salas Bros Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Born March 13, 1915 in Tom, Okla., and grew up in El Reno, Okla. She moved to Oakland in 1943 working in the shipyards until after World War II. She moved to Modesto in 1947. Mrs. Clinkenbeard was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She resided at Hale Aloha since 2007.

She leaves behind her daughter, Geneva Everett of Hughson; and 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Charles Clinkenbeard in 1977 and her youngest daughter, Carolyn Crouch.

-Ceres Courier April 28, 2010