Claire M. Sommer

December 24, 1926 - January 25, 2018


Claire M. Sommer, 91, of Medford, Oregon passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her home.


She was born December 24, 1926 in Talent, Ore. to Glenn D. and Mary (Jacobs) Withrow. She attended Talent schools and graduated in 1943.


After graduation she worked as a bookkeeper in Medford, Ore. She married Earl A. Sommer May 15, 1947 in Medford, Ore. She retired to become a homemaker and mother to two children who survive her, a daughter, Debra Hyde, of Seven Lakes, North Carolina and a son, Ron Sommer of Talent, Ore.


In 2003 she was preceded in death by Earl, her husband of 56 years.


She enjoyed spending summers salmon fishing at the coast, camping, and gardening; and cross-country skiing in the winter. She also enjoyed needlework, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and crossword puzzles.


No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 2033 Commerce Drive, Medford, Oregon 97504. Arrangements are in care of Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore. www.litwillersimonsen.com

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