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To Sherrie, Gerry and Chris: You three were so very special to Carla and me when we were growing up. We would have definitely lived a lonely youth without you three. I have the most fondest memories of us all. ❤️❤️❤️
I wish I could delete my previous post and fix it! Leave it to me to not see the BIG mistakes with auto correct. Hahaha. I know Claudine is laughing her but off. My last line should read “ But, there is joy in knowing I will be SEEING her again in our Savior’s Kingdom”. I also want to say to Claudine’s entire family that they have my most sincerest condolences. ❤️❤️❤️
Like my sis said, she was our second mom. She and my mother met when we were 13 years of age, they were going yo write a book together. We’ll, that never came about, but they found a friendship that lasted for the rest of my mother’s lifetime. Claudine made sure my sis and I were fed and walked a straight line. There are so many wonderful memories, but my favorite are when Claudine would get a little tipsy and then she’d bring out her music (she had the best records. She introduced me to Bette Midler who became one of my favorite all time artists) and all of us kids would start dancing with her for most of the night. Or, her taking us all, and my mom too, to cruise the Sears Strip mall. Then there was watching scary movies on the weekends. She and Bobby invited my sis, my mom, and I for every Christmas Eve for years. They always had a present for us. I made sure Claudine met every potential boyfriend of mine just so I could watch her give them the third degree, it showed that she loved me. And if they couldn’t handle her grilling, they weren’t for me. My momma loved Claudine like she was a close sister. When momma got sick, Claudine made sure she talked to her before she passed away. Over the years when I started having anxiety and panic attacks, I knew I could call Claudine and she would remind me of the power of prayer and getting into The Word to calm my fears. She planted the seed of faith, and because of that seed, I came to fall in-love with Jesus. Claudine was a mighty sassy southern lady, a mighty mom, and a mighty woman of God. I’m going to miss her so much, as I know we all will. But, there in joy in knowing I will be doing her again our Savior’s Kingdom.
Carla Jo Crauswell
She was our second mom and whatever we fun we had in high school usually originated with her.
There are too many memories to pick just one. I will cherish them all. I love you Aunt Claudine. I'll miss you terribly, but I find comfort knowing your with God.❤
Once the love of my life then she broke my heart 🥰🥰
Claudine Eunice Resendiz Rivera
Claudine Eunice Resendiz Rivera passed away peacefully at her home with her husband and sister by her side on June 22, 2022.
Claudine was born in Waycross, GA to Virgil Claude and Sarah Mattie Lee Eunice (Albritton). She grew up in a rambunctious family of five children.
She went to school up until 10th grade and in what would have been her junior year of high school, she married Jerry Proctor. At 17, she had her daughter, at 18, her first son. She and Jerry divorced shortly after and as Claudine liked to say, the adventures began. She lived fearlessly as a young mother and was so devoted to her children. She was spontaneous and would pick up and travel wherever the road lead her and her two babies. She loved what she liked to call, “road trips”.
Claudine eventually went on to marry again. She married Bob Marat with whom she had her second son and third child with. They settled in Georgia for a while but eventually moved to Anchorage, AK in 1975, where they lived for the next 14 years. There, she raised her children in church. Claudine loved her Lord and had faith that ran deep and strong in Christ. She was a prayerful woman and could be heard singing gospel songs as she cooked or took care of her home. She was talented in her sewing and especially loved quilting, making quilts for many loved ones. Her talent led to her opening her one-woman upholstery business which she ran for a few years.
She was an amazing homemaker. Her family and friends thrived on and raved about her southern cooking. (Some say she is responsible for bringing grits to the grocery store in Anchorage where she shopped and making sure they kept it stocked) Claudine was a best friend to anyone she met. She never met a stranger. She was the mom who took in and cared for “strays”. One year at Christmas she invited two military boys her daughter’s friends met, who were far from home, over for Christmas dinner. When the boys arrived, they had gifts waiting for them and a place at Mama’s table. She and her husband went on to move from of Alaska to Tennessee and then on to Washington where they eventually divorced. Again, a single woman, she moved to Hoquiam, WA where she lived happily for a few years. She loved being within a couple of hours of her kids and grandkids, visiting often or having them all over to visit her. She was a very young grandmother and so very active with all the children. She loved fishing with friends out on the rivers and, once in a while, enjoyed a visit to the casino for a round of bingo.
23 years ago, she went home to Georgia for a visit. Ever the spontaneous woman, Claudine returned to Washington a week later simply to let her children know she was only back long enough to pack up a U Haul and move back to Georgia to get married! Knowing her like they did, this was not a surprise to them. Two weeks later, she married this wonderful man from Mexico. She couldn’t speak Spanish; he couldn’t speak English - but they made it work. (He learned English, she - only a bit of Spanish). After a while, they moved to Fernandina Beach, Fl where they have happily lived for the past 21 years. They bought and refurbished their home together. He put in a pool in the back yard for her. They built and lived a beautiful life together.
Claudine loved life and lived for her children and family and friends. She grabbed And held on to every moment and there wasn’t one minute she couldn’t tell you about in detail. And oh, what moments they were.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Virgil C. Eunice, Jr., her sister, Minnie Lee Eunice and her grandson Sebastian Marley Marat.
Claudine’s life is celebrated and remembered by her husband of 23 years, Carlos Resendiz Rivera, her daughter, Sherrie Cinkovich of Auburn, WA, her son, Jerry Proctor and daughter in law Tammi, of Jefferson City, MO, her son Chris Marat and daughter in law Barbara, of Blaine, WA; her grandchildren, Chase and Hanna Cinkovich, Stephanie Gaskill, Fletcher Marat, Shane Proctor, and Brandi Bodges; her great grandchildren, Gabriel, Arthur, Elody, Todd, Nova Lee, and Harper Jane: her brother Walter Eunice and sister in law Mieko of Eagle River, AK, her sister Susan Resendiz and brother in law Tello of Fernandina Beach, Fl, her sister Linda Alrhouse and brother in law Donald of Hanover, PA, and her sister, Sandra Mullholland as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Claudine will be held Monday, June 27, 2022 beginning at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends for the hour prior to the service.
She will be laid to rest with her parents at Bosque Bello Cemetery.