Clair Gordon Celius

08/06/1923 — 06/25/2003

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Sunnyside, Washington

Clair Gordon Celius

Clair Gordon Celius of Benton City, died Wednesday June 25, 2003 at Kennewick General Hospital. He was born to Oscar and Mabel Celius Aug 6, 1923 at home on North Avenue in Sunnyside, Washington.

Clair has been a lifetime resident of the lower Yakima valley and surrounding area and a retired plant mechanic of Twin City Foods in Prosser. Clair enjoyed gardening, wood crafting, and restoring old cars, as well as going to auctions and yard sales.

Clair was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

He is survived by three sisters, Marian Sexton of Spray, Oregon, Margaret Waterman of Sunnyside, Washington, Grace Cromwell of Republic, Washington, and a brother, Albert Debock of Grandview, Washington. His seven children will miss him greatly, Bonnie Mckernan of Bremerton, WA, Dorthy Headly of Quincy, WA, Sharon Celius of Prosser, WA, Jaqulyn Roe of Sumner, WA, Patricia Saunders of Sandpoint, ID, Gordon Celius of Sunnyside, WA, and Ruthie Litzenberg of Portland, OR. Also his stepdaughters, Paula Midland of Prosser, WA, Ginny Hamilton, and Julie Murry of Portland, OR.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:OO pm July 12, 2003 at Einan's Funeral Home & Crematorium in Richland.

Family and friends will gather at the Celius home in Benton City after the memorial service.

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  • To our family, I pray that losing someone as wonderful as Dad will help to unite us and bring us all closer like he always wanted his family to be. He was truly a very special man, father and grandfather and we will all miss him forever. God Bless You all. Love, Gordon, Sandy, Ashley, Andrew, Adam, Christopher, Olivia, and Matthew

    Sandy Celius
    November 4, 2014
    Grandview, WA, US
  • To our family, I pray that losing someone as wonderful as Dad will help to unite us and bring us all closer like he always wanted his family to be. He was truly a very special man, father and grandfather and we will all miss him forever. God Bless You all. Love, Gordon, Sandy, Ashley, Andrew, Adam, Christopher, Olivia, and Matthew

    Sandy Celius
    November 4, 2014
    Grandview, WA, US
  • We haven’t really lost our Dad, he lives in us all. The gifts he leaves us with are the loving memories and best of all, each other, the greatest gift of all. We will miss his presence in our lives…Bonnie

    Jack and Bonnie McKernan
    November 4, 2014
    Bremerton, WA, US