In Memory

Claire V Yegge (Crain) - Class Of 1933

Claire V Yegge (Crain)

Claire V Crain, a two-year Dublin resident, died April 22, 2004, at her Dublin home. She was 89. Mrs. Crain was born October 14, 1914, in Sedro Wooley, Washington. She grew up in Oakland and Pasadena, graduating from UCLA with a bachelor's in English and a master's in counseling from CSU Long Beach.

She worked at the Los Angeles Times and later became an elementary school teacher, counselor and reading specialist in the Torrance Unified School District. She had a California lifetime teaching credential, a California certificate to counsel children, a California certificate to practice child welfare and social work, and a reading specialist credential. She also stayed active as a Torrance Library commissioner from 1956 to 1974, founding various library organizations, serving on the Torrance City Council and being honored as citizen of the year in 1980 by the Torrance Lions Club. Mrs. Crain retired in 1982 and moved to Ventura, where she was involved in the Ventura Historical Society. She was a world traveler who loved playing games. While living in Dublin, she enjoyed playing mahjong at the Pleasanton and Livermore senior centers.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Crain of San Francisco and Cliff Crain of Dublin; her daughter-in-law, Liz Hannigan of Dublin; her brother, Bob Yaeggi of Oregon; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Crain, and her sister, Roberta Ray.

Tri-Valley Herald, May 9, 2004