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Clarence Braaten


November 6, 2019

Oct. 20, 1936 – Oct. 29, 2019

Clarence Donald Braaten, 83, of Sweet Home died Oct. 29, 2019 at the Veterans Home in Lebanon.

He was born Oct. 20, 1936 in Eugene to Clarence Lenard and Melba Maxine (Copeland) Braaten.

Mr. Braaten served for four years in the United States Navy, during Korea. He lived in the Portland area then moved to the Salem/Aumsville area. He settled in Sweet Home after retiring.

Mr. Braaten married his high school sweetheart, Joanne VanCleave. They were married 40 years before she died. He later met Reta Pace at the bookstore in Sweet Home. They married in Sweet H...

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