Clara Louise Urquhart

Clara Louise Urquhart

Clara Louise Urquhart, 78, died at Careage of Whidbey June 1, 2002. She was born June 11, 1923, in Homoroy, Norway, to Devold Kristian and Anna Lydia (Aronsen) Langbakk. At the age of 10 years, she came to the U.S. with her family. They returned to Norway for a time and at the age of 15, she immigrated to the U.S.

Clara’s family settled in New York and then moved west, settling in Seattle. Her father was a commercial fisherman, fishing from Washington to Alaska. She graduated from Lincoln High School, Seattle with the Class of 1941.

Clara met Guy Urquhart Jr. while he was in the Army. They were married June 26, 1945, at Camp Livingston, Alexandria, La. Guy was discharged from service at the end of World War II, and the Urquharts returned to Seattle, settling in the Crown Hill area and then North Seattle. Clara opened the Sunde Beauty Shop in the Greenwood district of Seattle, which she operated for 30 years.

Clara and Guy purchased property in the Coupeville area in the early 1960s. They built a home in 1980 and retired to Coupeville in 1981.

Clara and Guy boated on the waters of Puget Sound and the San Juan Island for thirty years. They also traveled the country in their motor home, visiting the U.S. and Canada. Clara was a talented artist, specializing in oil painting. She was also a great cook.

Mrs. Urquhart is survived by her husband Guy at the family home, Coupeville, by two sons, Dennis and Ronald Urquhart, both of Lynnwood and one daughter, Dianne Zeger of Boston and by four grandchildren.

Private family graveside services were held at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor. This obituary can be seen on-line at http://burley.plan4ever.com

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