Clever, Ray Edward, a 39 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 in Torrance. Ray was born in Kansas City, Kansas, March 6, 1921 to Adolph Clever and Charlotte (Tyree) Clever and was 85 when he died. Ray had served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Redondo Beach. Ray and Carol were private pilots and members of the 56 Flying club in Torrance where they learned to fly. He is survived by his Wife, Carol Clever of Torrance, CA; two Daughters, Kathleen (Landis) Rulla of NE and Sheryl (Jeff) Petersen -Tsch of OH; Son, Larry (Jill) Clever of OH; Sister, Elsie Bushnell of AR; 4 Grandchildren, and 4 Great Grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance on Sunday March 4, 2007 from noon to 4pm. The Service will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 330 Palos Verdes Blvd. in Redondo Beach on Tuesday March 6, l2007 at 10am. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

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  1. The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 wish to send their heart felt sympathy to Carol and the entire Clever family. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. We remember Ray as a kind and faithful friend with a ready smile and a dry sense of humor. We shared many worhip services with him, and it was always a great pleasure to see his friendly face and to shake his hand.

  3. Carol, from the anecdotes you shared with me about your travels with Ray and your mutual enjoyment of music and flying he sounded like a wonderful life partner for you. Take care of yourself during this stressful time.

  4. To Carol and all the family – Not only in Dodie’s and my behalf, may I express condolances of all those who have been members of the 56 Flying Club. We all had fun and enjoyed Ray’s (and yours) association with us, not only in the flying but breakfast meeetings and even working on aircraft. It is always a loss when someone in our memory pass to another life. “One well lived life makes a difference forever.” God Bless Herb & Dodie Clarkson 56 Flying Club

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