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Clarence Albert Olivas

Clarence Albert Olivas, a 28-year resident of the lake, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 21, 2008. Born Aug. 7, 1923, in Lemoore, Calif., Clarence graduated from Lemoore High School and went on the serve in the army during WWII .

He was proud to have served under the command of General George S. Patton, 3rd Army. Upon returning home, Clarence worked as a mail carrier for 32 years before retiring to the lake in 1980. He then worked nine years at Caesars casino.

Clarence is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Carolyn Olivas; son, Anthony Olivas; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Ben Zeppa; grandsons, Benjamin and Justin Zeppa; sisters, Albertina Orsaba, Doris Roberts, and Kathi Simms; brothers, Ernest and Frank Olivas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.



Clarence was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2627 and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 100. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish.

A remembrance of Clarence’s life will take place at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the American Legion Post. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW and American Legion.


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