Clara May Daves, age 89, died on Monday, August 22, 2022.
Viewing will be Monday, August 29, 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The viewing and funeral services will be held at Daniels Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.
Clara May (Jones) Daves was born on July 18, 1933 in Amistad, New Mexico. She was the first born of Harold and Mamie Jones. She grew up in the Amistad and Clayton, NM areas and graduated from high school in Clayton, NM. Clara May and Luther Wayne Daves were married November 22, 1958 in Amistad, New Mexico. She is survived by her daughter Dorlaska May and son-in-law Brian Cammack, grandson Trentan of Edgewood, New Mexico and brother Harold Dean Jones of El Cajon, California as well as other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne and brother George Gene Jones.
Wayne and Clara May owned C & D Janitorial and Exterminating Service for approximately 30 years. She taught piano and accordion lessons and had over 40 students at one time. She was an active member and held different offices within the New Mexico Federation of Music Club. She enjoyed babysitting and taking care of “her boys”! She worked for Sun Healthcare for a few years and also worked for Ruth Tribou Tax and Bookkeeping Services for approximately 15 years when she officially retired at 87 years of age. She was a member of the following organizations: Adah Chapter #5 Order of Eastern Star and La Mesa Court #3 Amaranth. She was a volunteer playing the piano and organ for the Veterans Administration Chapel and received the Presidential Award for having 4,000 service hours.
Clara May was known for her smile, laughter, and many stories, as well as her love for Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved the Amistad community where she had many wonderful memories. She read the Bible and provided her daughter Dorlaska with a call each morning, reading her a daily devotion. She thoroughly enjoyed playing, teaching, singing, and listening to music! She attended Harvest Bible Fellowship Church with her family- Dorlaska, Brian and Trentan.
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