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3/21/2017 7:28:00 AM
Jeffrey Gray Clairmore

Jeffrey Gray Clairmore, 53, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. Jeffrey was born Sept. 17, 1963, in Rhinelander. He joined the Army in November of 1980, at the age of 17. He served his country from 1980-1983.

Jeffrey moved to Texas in 1985. He began working for Akzo Nobel in 1988 as a chemical operator. He was employed with the company for 28 years. He and his wife, Juanna would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on March 17. He was a loving husband and a wonderful grandfather, who found great joy in spending time with his five grandchildren.

Jeffery was an avid Packers fan who would come home at times just to be in Wisconsin with his family for a game or text like crazy during a game. He even made his Texas-born grandchildren Packers fans.

He is proceeded in death by his mother Dorene Swartwout and father Lawerence Swartwout.

He is survived by his wife, Juanna Clairmore; children, Lacey (Babygirl) Hiner and husband, Jason, Brandy Aylesbury and husband, Art, Amber Donohue; grandchildren, Frankie, Zack, Parker, Marlee and Kase, his siblings and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly and whom loved him. Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to Jeffrey's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Jeffery always gave his whole heart to everyone he met and will be greatly missed by all who he touched. Jeff's wife, daughters and grandchildren will bring home to Rhinelander from Texas where he will be laid to rest so please join us in celebrating his life at a grave side ceremony with military honors at Forest Home Cemetery over by Coon Street at 2 p.m. on March 25. We will be gathering after at the VFW 120 Park Street for food and to celebrate Jeff.

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Article comment by: jill friday

my brother will be greatly missed he lived his life to make everyone happy

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