Clara Evelyn Severson

March 29, 1931 - March 18, 2019

Clara Evelyn Severson

March 29, 1931 - March 18, 2019


Clara Evelyn Severson, age 87, of Bellingham, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. She was born March 29, 1931 in Bayview, WA to Arthur and Jewel Stierlin. Clara lived life to the fullest, always ready to attend the next social event. She loved her family, her church community, and preparing for her next gathering or a good pot luck. Clara enjoyed traveling the world with family and friends, tending her vegetable garden, and caring for her home on Lummi Island.

Clara is survived by her sister Stella Rolph, son Ken Peterson (Kris), and daughter-in-law Cheryll Peterson. Oma leaves 6 grandchildren: Travis Peterson (Rina), Tyson Peterson (Angie), Trent Peterson (Mariah), Taryn Bailey (Josh), Natalie McEathron (Grant), and Lauren Powell (Jaden); as well as 9 great-grandchildren.

Clara was proceeded in death by husband Kenneth Peterson Sr., daughter Dixie Peterson, son Gary Peterson and second husband Richard Severson.

A celebration of life will be held April 15, 2019, 1-3 p.m. at the Northside Community Church (950 Kline Rd. Bellingham 98226).

Memorials may be made to Northside Community Church.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: Jan 19, 4152 (No Time)
  • Venue: Northside Community Church
  • Location: 950 Kline Road Belligham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360 398-1442

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2 responses to Clara Evelyn Severson

  1. Oma. Best mother in-law I could have. She never judged you but always was up for a good argument. I’ll miss the banter we had. She was always up for adventure and we had many good trips together. I will miss her deeply

  2. We are sad to see the passing of this great lady. Family and friends meant everything.
    Many fond memories of time spent with Clara and Ken Sr as I was passing thru high school in the late 60’s and on to the recent times.

    Family was very important to Clara, and she was blessed with a wonderful careing one.

    Smiles come when I think of Clara using her house vacuum to remove winter beach sand from her lawn. Not sure if the vacuum survived. Not much sand moved.

    Clara was a great lady. She leaves a strong legacy.

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