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Clara Ruth Benbow Nelson

Death Date: May 20, 2016

Clara Ruth Benbow-Nelson passed away peacefully in Sacramento on May 20, 2016.
Family and friends are invited to attend Visitation on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 4 – 8 PM at SUNSET LAWN CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES, 4701 Marysville Boulevard, Sacramento, California 95838. Funeral services will be held at EVANGEL CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE, 3629 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento 95838. Interment will follow at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, California.

Sunset Lawn Memorial Park
4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA
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Funeral Service
May 27, 2016
10:00 am
Evangel Church of Deliverance
3629 Del Paso Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95838
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May 26, 2016
4:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Sacramento: Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes
4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95838
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  1. I remember how Aunt Clara Ruth would come to Oakland, California from Sacramento, California to visit my Mom, Canary Bell (deceased) and us kids every summer with her daughter, Teressa (now Teressa Moore). I am Elsie Wiley, formerly, Elsie Bell, one of the three girls that were born from the union of Howard Bell and Canary Bell. My other two siblings are Mary Bell and Ruth Bell. Howard Bell (my father) is resting in peace at Sunset Lawn and Canary Bell is resting in peace at Sunset View in El Cerrito, California alongside her brother, Rev. A. C. Love: yet Rev. A. C. Love's last wife, Elizabeth Love, one of Clara Ruth's sisters, is resting with my Dad and other family members in Sunset Lawn where Clara Ruth will soon join them.

    The fondest memory I have of my Aunt Clara Ruth is that when she would visit my Mom and us kids, she would assist my Mom with cooking. We kids did not like to eat our vegetables. However, Aunt Clara Ruth would put sugar in the vegetables while cooking, especially my Mom's summer squash. Needless to say, we all ate our vegetables.

    You are going to be missed Aunt Clara and my prayers, my hope, my wish is that we will all continue to do our best in life to achieve our goals, maintain harmony and peace, as well as hold up "the blood stained banner."

    Always loved, and never forgotten…Clara Ruth…

    Elsie Wiley and Family

  2. A lovely woman. We had good times together. The last time was lunch at Panera Bread with her son, Caesar. God watch over her. Marilyn R. Macias

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