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Julia May Clear
B: January 4, 1920 Carp Lake, Michigan
M: September 6, 1945 Mack Ave. Evangelical Church
Notes: Julie Clear was one of the first people in this branch of the Clear family tree to study our genealogy. She zealously chronicled our ancestors, took copious notes, collected photographs, and recorded the recollections of family members. She also memorialized her own memories in a series of typewritten pages, some of which was aptly titled 'Random Clear Memories'.
Richard Alexander Coleman
B: February 6, 1916 Mason, Michigan
M: September 6, 1945 Mack Ave. Evangelical Church
Buried: Cook Cemetery, Taymouth Twp., Burt, MI
Notes: Richard A. Coleman served in the U.S. Army in World War II from June 1941 through August 1945, ending with the rank of P.F.C. He was in Ireland, England, Africa, and Italy.
Child of Julia May Clear and Richard A. Coleman:
Julie Clear and Dick Coleman had one adopted son, Bob. He was nearly seven months old when he came to live with them on November 24, 1953.
Robert Allen Coleman
B: May 1, 1953 Detroit, Michigan (Booth Hospital)

M: April 15, 1972 to Guadalupe Salazar
Divorced from Guadalupe Salazar in 1978

M: August 12, 1979 to Anne Marie Ketchum

D: Novemeber 27, 1980 at the age of 27
Buried: Cook Cemetery, Taymouth Twp., Burt, MI
Parents: Julia May Clear and Richard A. Coleman


Notes on Robert Allen Coleman:
Robert A. 'Bobby' Coleman served in the U.S. Marine Corp from May 1972 through May 1975, ending with the rank of Corporal. Following his basic training in San Diego, California, he was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Bobby and his first wife Lupe had a son, John Allan Coleman. He was born in 1973 at the Marine Base at Cherry Point, North Carolina. He weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces.
Bobby's second wife Anne already had a daughter named Cori Anne Ketchum. Anne had Cori's name changed to Coleman in January of 1981, but Bob did not formally adopt her. Bob and Anne did have one child together: Emily Elyse Coleman. She was born in 1980, and weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces.
Robert was killed in an auto accident on November 27, 1980, at Sloan and M13 roads, Saginaw County, Michigan. David Allen Cook, the driver of the truck that hit Bob, lived just a mile from Robert's house.
Memory of Bobby Coleman's death, as recounted by his mother, Julie Clear:

Bob had taken his son Johnny to Lupe's mother in Saginaw. He was on his way to our house to have Thanksgiving dinner with us. It was a bad snowy morning with icy roads. David Cook, his wife, and 7 year old son were on their way to Saginaw to see his father, who was in the hospital. Just as they met, David's truck fishtailed and struck Bob's car, throwing him into the ditch. His car flipped over the driveway. They had to use the jaws of life to get him out of the car. This happened at about 10:30 in the morning. We were not notified until nearly 5:00 pm, after he died. Anne was in Ireland. The people in the trailer park knew about it at noon. I don't think it was handled the way it should have been. There was only about four Coleman's in the Chesaning phone book.

We put the headstones on Bob's grave and for us on our lot, Number 186, in July of 1981.