Claire Korthuis Snow passed away Wednesday, October 25th after a courageous battle with cancer. Claire was born in Raymond, Minnesota on August 24, 1935. She was the oldest daughter of the late Johanna and Lubert Korthuis. Claire was the sister of Lois Foster, John Korthuis, and Charles Korthuis. She was the loving mother to three children: Elizabeth Snow Shea, William Snow III, and Rebecca Snow Gramstrup. Claire was a doting grandmother of nine grandchildren (Ed Shea IV, Charlie Shea, Patrick Shea, Reilly Shea, Taylor Gramstrup, Henry Gramstrup, Dane Gramstrup, Madison and Liam Snow.) Claire spent nearly 20 years working at the University of Southern California. She was involved in various volunteer organizations including Swim With Mike, Palos Verdes Art Center, and more. Claire was always willing to help others and never turned away a visitor or friend in need. Her presence was a bright light in our world and she will be truly missed by all her knew her. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, November 10th at 10:00 am at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to: Pinstripes ALS P.O. Box 32861 Charlotte, NC 28232 attention: Jean Fuller or Swim With Mike (for physically challenged athletes) University of Southern California Heritage Hall MC 0602 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0602 attention: Ron Orr

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  1. Dear Liz, Will and Becky, How very sorry we were to hear of the passing of your mother, she was a bright and friendly spirit. We always loved seeing her, she touched so many people, including us, with her loving manner and kindnesses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sue and Gary Schaar

  2. Liz, Will, Becky, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and regret on the passing of Aunt Claire. I have nothing but fond memories of her. A person’s life can always be measured by the impact they have had on others. Her passing will touch the lives of many. Mike, Eileen, Michael and Shawn

  3. Dear Becky, Scott, & Boys. Today’s memorial service for your mom was a beautiful and elegant time….just like Claire. James shared some memories of her with us and he said she was always nice to him and he will miss her too. Our thoughts and hearts are with you all. May God continue to bless and comfort you. Aloha, Dan, Elyse, Thomas, & James

  4. Claire was my oldest friend, from before we were both married through the years when our babies were born. Through the times when our husbands were recalled in the Airforce and I was left with no car and babies to care for. She is part of my past and my memories. She cared for all around her all of her life.

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