Clara Youngblood

Obituary of Clara Lee Youngblood

WE REMEMBER THEIR LOVE WHEN THEY NO LONGER REMEMBER After a hard-fought battle with Lewy Body dementia, Clara Lee Youngblood, 83, of Hobbs, New Mexico, passed away on August 3, 2021 at Heritage Health Care in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was born Clara Lee Grizzle to C.G. and Martha Grizzle on September 27, 1937 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was the ninth of ten children raised in a loving christian home. She knew that Jesus died for her sins and that He gives full forgiveness to all who give their heart and life to him. Mother received Jesus as her Lord and savior as a young elementary age girl at a tent revival hosted by her daddy behind his grocery store. The congregation was told to tell someone about the revival and invite them. She went and told her teacher and invited her. The teacher came that very night and mom was so excited. She was preceded in death by her husband James Youngblood; her parents, five sisters, four brothers, and a great-grandson Dylan Ryan Linthicum. She is survived by her daughters: Diane (Shelton) Dodson and husband Dyke of Roswell, NM and Shonnie Shelton of Tuscaloosa, AL; granddaughters: Teresa Dodson of Buda, TX., Brandi (Dodson) Linthicum and husband Ryan of Rio Rancho, NM, Jordan (McPeters) Arsenault and husband David of Tuscaloosa, Al; grandsons: Cody Dodson and wife Erin of Ft. Wayne, IN. and James Kelly McPeters and finaceé Morgan Daly of Denver, CO. Other survivors include great granddaughters: PFC Alexis Dodson and Alani Linthicum; great grandsons: Calyb Dodson, Cpl Caden Shanks, Ethan, Owen, Henry, Philip, Archer and Leo Dodson; great-great granddaughter: Lizahiah Dodson and great-great grandson: JJ Trejo-Dodson, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at South Park Cemetery, Roswell, NM at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 9, 2021, officiated by her nephew, Pastor Joe Grizzle Jr. of Rincon Valley Cowboy Church in Vail, AZ. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Ratliff Funeral Home of Lovington, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Special Olympics, Donor Services (by phone) 1-800-380-3071 or to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047 or to any Dementia organization of your choice Condolences may be sent to www.kirbysmithrogers.com.
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Monday
9
August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Monday, August 9, 2021
South Park Cemetery
3101 South Main Street
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Monday
9
August

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Monday, August 9, 2021
South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
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