[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 05:39:58 :

Novato Advance
May 17, 1978
Section A, page 18


Memorial service was held Saturday at the Portland Crematorium and Mausoleum in Portland, Oregon, for J. Francis Cleaver, father of Dorothy H. Fountain, of Novato.

Cleaver died last week in a Napa nursing home following an extended illness. He was 76.

He was a native of Colorado and moved to eastern Oregon in his early childhood. He graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and in 1927 married Beth A. Sutherland in Portland.

He was employed in the oil fields of California for several years then returned to Eugene in 1942 and went to work for the state of Oregon. After working in the Coos Bay area, he moved to Portland in 1944 and was employed by the United States Geological Survey. He retired in 1968.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in La Grade and of Hope Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Besides Mrs. Fountain, he is survived by his wife, and another daughter, Rosemary J. Teuscher, of Salem, Oregon, and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the Heart Fund are preferred by the family.

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