Clemente
Clemente Camou November 21, 1926 - February 18, 2006 Clemente Camou, a resident of Torrance for 79 years, passed away at his home on February 18, 2006 after a long battle with Pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Aurora (Dora), their three children Corrina, (Alfred), Clemente Jr., (Lori), Larry, (Lia), grandson's Fred, (Deanna), David, (deceased), Larry (Shelby), Matthew, Ryan, great grandson's Brendan, Noah and Vander. Also survived by sister's Olga and Virginia, brother's Henry, George, Charlie (deceased) and Richard. Many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends will also miss him. Clemente serviced in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant. His tour of duty was in the Philippine Islands with honorable discharged in 1945. Retired as a truck driver of 38 years with Torrance Laundry and Nu-Way Linen. And most of all a loving, caring Husband, Best Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather the Lord could have given us in this world. He will always be in our hearts and minds and his loving guidance will always be with us. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA on Friday, February 24, 2006 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Rosary will be held February 24, 2006 at St. Catherine Catholic Church 3846 Redondo Bch. Blvd., Torrance, CA at 7:30 P.M. Memorial Mass will be held on February 25, 2006 at St. Catherine Catholic Church at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery 5835 W. Slauson Ave. Culver City, CA. To send the family a message, share a memory, for directions to services, or to view the online video tribute please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com

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  1. To the Camou family – my deepest condolences for the loss of you husband, father and grandfather. It has been well over 35 years since I married and moved out of the old neighborhood but certainly do hold fond memories of Fonthill Ave, growing up with “Edison Elementary and North High” crowd. The video tribute brought back my recollection of your dad, in the white tux, handsome as ever, your mom truly beautiful, the Islands so welcoming, just as families are meant to be. Please keep these same memories in mind – as Dad has completed life’s journey and is at rest with the Lord. God bless you all during this time of mourning and may his strength provide you comfort.

  2. Corrina, Today as I send this email to you, my heart has pain for you and your mother. For when I see you tomorrow night I will be remembering the day that my mom left us on Febraury 24 nine years to the day. The pain that you are feeling at this time I have felt also, but you have to remember then when the time were fill with they Laughter,love aand all the fun and happiness that you had with your father. And as a loving husband to your mom. But as the day go by you will not forget him for he will always be in your hearts and in your thoughts. And best of all he will conitnues to live in you. (When I first hear of your dad it was hard on me for the memories of my mom came back and the tears started to come out of my eyes.) I send this you and your mom with all the love I have. Take care and I will see you both tomorrow and I might be crying also. Always Betty Gutierrez and Uncle Barney.

  3. Corrina, Today as I send this email to you, my heart has pain for you and your mother. For when I see you tomorrow night I will be remembering the day that my mom left us on Febraury 24 nine years to the day. The pain that you are feeling at this time I have felt also, but you have to remember then when the time were fill with they Laughter,love aand all the fun and happiness that you had with your father. And as a loving husband to your mom. But as the day go by you will not forget him for he will always be in your hearts and in your thoughts. And best of all he will conitnues to live in you. (When I first hear of your dad it was hard on me for the memories of my mom came back and the tears started to come out of my eyes.) I send this you and your mom with all the love I have. Take care and I will see you both tomorrow and I might be crying also. Always Betty Gutierrez and Uncle Barney.

  4. DORA — Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember him with a BIG smile. We weren’t able to make it to the services because we were out of town. I know you don’t know my married name but I’m Molly Flores daughter and Louie’s sister (everyone remembers me that way). Pete & Linda Ortiz

  5. MY NAME IS FRANK PAOUR III. FROM TORRANCE, CALIF. I ALSO WORKED AT THE TORRANCE LANUDRY IN 1943. ( I WAS 12 YEARS OLD) I WAS THE OFFICE CLEANER AND OTHER MISC.. JOBS THAT NEEDED DONE, CLEMS DAD ( WE CALLED HIM OLD MAN CAMOU) WAS MY BOSS AT THAT TIME. THEN IN 1949 CLEM AND I WERE SENT TO PALM SPRINGS BY BILL AND BOB ROJO TO GET A NEW LAUNDRY READY TO OPEN LATER IN THAT YEAR, IT WAS NAMED ‘THE SUN LAUNDRY” I ALSO WENT TO TORRANCE HIGH WITH YOUNG CHARLIE CAMOU. I AM SORRY FOR YOU LOSS AND HOPE IF YOU CARE TO CALL ME PLEASE DO. REGARDS FRANK PAOUR 310-328-6222

  6. Dear Camou Family: We will miss Clem tremendously – we should all be so blessed to have a Man such as Clem Camou in our lives. His main contribution, I suspect, was his LOVE for his family and friends, his warm smile for aquaintances, and his always firm handshake for everybody who was lucky to have met him. Con mucho carino, Art and Myra

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