Burleson – Clara Lurline Everett passed away peacefully Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was born October 15, 1927 in Waco, Texas. As a child she was lovingly nicknamed “Precious” by her family. Clara attended High School in Dallas where she met her husband Luther Howard Wilson. It was love at first sight. They were married in Dallas on June 1, 1943. A WWII romance, Clara was 15 years old and Luther was 20.
They raised six children Johnny, Danny, Gary, Jimmy, Jill and Mary. The family first lived in Dallas but in 1967 they moved to Burleson, TX to create, work and live on a 100-acre farm. During this time, Luther also worked his job as a lineman for Southwestern Bell and Clara was a full-time homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed many of her children’s clothes. She always had a large garden and canned food for her family. She was a great cook.
Clara had a love of dolls her whole life. She started collecting dolls and then in 1990 she started her own small doll repair business called “Precious Dolls.” She made beautiful costumes for the dolls as well.
Clara and Luther sold the farm in 1986 and moved to a home in Granbury on the lake where they lived their retirement years, fishing and going on RV trips.
Their son Jimmy Glenn preceded Luther and Clara in death in 1984. Her husband Luther passed away in 2003. Luther and Clara were married 59 years.
Service: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home in Burleson. Visitation: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 10:00-11:30 am at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home. Interment at Laurel Land Memorial Park.