Clarence E. Corriveau, 1919-2005
Clarence Edward Corriveau died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Sandrock Ridge and Rehab Center in Craig. He was born May 21, 1919, in Caribou, Maine, to Octave and Jennie (Michaud) Corriveau. Clarence was raised in Maine until he was 17 years old, when he moved to Moffat County, living near Sunbeam. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp.
Clarence married Bobbie M. Smith on August 6, 1941, and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Clarence worked as a salesman for an auto parts store and later as a car salesman. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and camping. He was a member of the VFW and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his daughters, Joan Webster of Amarillo, Texas, Janice (Jake) Jacobs of Mission Viejo, Calif.; sons, Clarence (Anna) “Butch” Corriveau of Richland, Wash., Jeff (Clarice) Corriveau of Craig, Joe (Rhonda) Corriveau of Craig; grandchildren, Mitch (Tammy) Webster, Darren Webster, Michele Webster, Ed (Laura) Corriveau, Heather (Mike) Washington, David Joseph, Jonathan and Jacque Corriveau; sister Pauline Champagne, of Salisbury, Mass.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 15 brothers and sisters.
Rosary was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005. Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at St. Michael’s Church in Craig. Father Jose Saenz presided, accompanied by guitarist Jim Campbell and soloist Joyce Miller. Musical selections were “The Lord’s Prayer” by Jan Kutner and “Ava Maria” by Irene Losolla.
The organist was Anne Carr.
Pallbearers were Mitch Webster, Ed Corriveau, Kenny Corriveau, George Pankey, David Corriveau, Mike Washington, Jim Meineke and Jim Pankey. Interment followed at Craig Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #4265.
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