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Clara Marie Ditter
October 29, 1936 - March 14, 2010


Clara M. Ditter silently slipped away into the hands of her Lord and to be with her mom and dad on Sunday morning.  She was born the third of six children to Philip and Marie (Rohwein) Ditter in Portland, Oregon.  She was born with Cerebral Palsy but didn’t let it hold her back. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957. She worked for many years and then in the 1970’s decided to go to college. She received two associate degrees from Portland Community College in 1981 and 1982.  She worked for the City of Portland as a computer programmer for a number of years.  In 1982 she received an award for “Handicapped Oregonian of the Year”.

She is survived by brother, Richard (Claudia) Ditter of Beaverton, sisters, Theresa (Alan) Utter of Vancouver, WA., Dolores (Darrell) Morris of Sublimity, several nieces and nephews, and caregiver/friend Julie Haley of Portland.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Eleanor and Cecilia.

Funeral Mass Thursday March 18th at Holy Cross Church 5227 N. Bowdoin St. Portland 10:00 AM, Rosary 9:30 AM.  Final committal St. Mary’s Cemetery Stayton 3:00 PM.  Viewing Wednesday March 17th 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM at North Santiam Funeral Service Chapel. Contributions may be made to KBVM – Catholic Radio Station PO Box 5888 Portland, OR. 97228. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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