Clara Denby, 85, of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away on November 6, 2018 in Mt. Enterprise. She was born on November 27, 1932 in Zwolle, Louisiana to Lemmuel Gus West and Mary Molly Ezernack West. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Latham Cemetery in Shelbyville with Bro. Trey Thompson officiating.
A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
Clara married Albert Denby, Sr. on March 16, 1950 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. Together they raised a beautiful family together creating a life filled with love and laughter. She was a kind and caring woman that always found a way to meet the needs of others. She was a woman of few words, but her humility and generosity spoke volumes. If Clara went anywhere, you could guarantee that she would have a pocketful of butterscotch candy. Those welcomed into her home would also find a candy dish full when they entered. Clara was a talented seamstress and you would very often find her quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed her time in the kitchen whipping up something for family and friends when they would visit. If she wasn’t inside cooking or sewing, you could find Clara outdoors tinkering with flowers or her garden. More than anything, Clara treasured the moments surrounded by her family. Warmth and compassion filled the walls of her home when her family gathered there.
Clara is survived by:
Jerry Wayne Denby and wife, Janice of Ludington, Michigan
Johnnie Ray Denby and wife, Hester of Good Springs
Albert Prentice Denby, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Lufkin
Billy Jack Denby and wife, Johnnie Kaye of Mt. Enterprise
Thelma Jean Pederzani of Huntington
J.W. Denby and wife, Carrie
Bobby, Michael & Thomas Pederzani
Debbie & Joshua Denby
LeAnna, Samantha, Jacob and Alana Denby
Sashia & Katarina Janisch
She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Denby Sr.; parents, Lemmuel and Mary West; all of her siblings; son-in-law, Robert Pederzani; and granddaughters, Elizabeth Janisch and Johnnie Renee Denby.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Denby, Bobby Pederzani, Michael Pederzani, Jerry Denby, Albert Denby, Jr., Johnnie R. Denby and Billy Denby.
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