Clarence L. Gaede, age 92, of Atascadero, a devoted Christian, family man and Patriot passed on to his eternal rest Feb. 18, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Shafter on Feb. 1, 1926 to George and Elizabeth Gaede, the seventh of nine children. At the age of seven he started his great example of hard work ethics in farming and graduated from Shafter High School. Following Honorable discharge from the Army he turned to banking and then auto sales at Atascadero Ford. He finally resigned from his retirement job at St. William’s just one month before he turned 90.
He is survived by wife of 68 yrs, Carley; daughters; Janelle Farren (Brad), Linda Kinney (Lloyd), Kathleen Tucker (Jim), 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Rosary will be held on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on March 9 at 11 a.m. both at St. William’s Catholic Church in Atascadero.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to: St. William’s Catholic Church building fund, 6410 Santa Lucia Rd Atascadero, CA 93422, Central Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr., SLO, CA 93401 or Honor Flight CCC, P.O. Box 1750 Paso Robles, CA 93447.
To leave an online message to family, please visit www.chapelofrosesatascadero.com.