Claudia Joy McClanahan, 75, of Phoenix, Ore., passed away Tuesday September 18, 2012 at Rogue Regional Medical Center due to complications of dementia.

She was born August 18, 1937, at Beeville, Texas to Henry and Ruby Fudge. She married Richard Kenneth McClanahan August 20, 1955 at Beeville.

Claudia was a gentle soul who seldom raised her voice in anger. She loved reading, traveling, and flowers.

She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Kenneth Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Robert, Sharon, and Michael; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family graveside service September 29, 2012 at the Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery in Phoenix, Oregon.

Arrangements are by Abbey Funeral. www.abbeyfuneralhome.com