Clara Douglas Obituary

Clara Velma Douglas
Clara Velma Douglas

April 10, 1937 - April 7, 2018
Born in Gay, Oklahoma
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Clara Velma Douglas, was born April 10, 1937 to Willie and Mary Williams in Gay, Oklahoma; she was the second oldest of ten children. As a young child Clara and her family were poor and they worked hard in cotton fields, but this upbringing fostered her love her family and made her a strong woman; she loved sharing her childhood stories with family and friends.
Clara married the love of her life, Earl J. Douglas Sr., on July 11, 1955. They moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Portland, Oregon and then to Anchorage, Alaska in 1960 where they remained to raise their six children. Clara and Earl loved people, and opened their home and heart to all they encountered, forming an unbreakable bond around this community.
Clara was a long time employee of the late Neal MacKay, working janitorial for the MacKay building and then retired from the Anchorage School District. However, her most important and fulfilling job, was that of being a mother, grandmother and mother to all her knew her.
Clara’s pride and joy was her family; she loved children. She loved fishing, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and serving the Lord. Clara made sure that her family knew about God, as was the head of her life and her strength. She would always share Gods word and His love with others, often you could find her just sitting in her chair talking or humming spiritual songs to Him
Remaining to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Earl Douglas Sr.; Children Jeanetta Douglas, Earl Douglas Jr., Terri Wynn, Christopher Douglas and Donnell Douglas (Stephanie), all of Anchorage, AK; Grandchildren, Nekeysha Taylor (Derrick), Jason Allen (Dulcie), NaTasha Douglas, Alexzander Douglas (Marcianna), Maisha Douglas, Damara Carney, Earl Douglas III (Tori), Xavier Douglas(Chante), Deyon, Cantrell, Travaun Sanders, Allahjah Douglas (Jade), Nalesha Douglas-Wynn, Cherronda Douglas, Janaya Douglas, Jordan Douglas, Queen Stevenson, September Douglas-Wynn & Serrena Letourneau; Great-grandchildren, A’Alayzha, Derrick Jr, Azariah, Amayah, Aaliyah, Taejah, Jermon, Corde, JaKel, Ania, Rock, Din DaMareon, DaXavion, Xavier Jr, Deyon, Jr, Nevah, Deyonte, Kylia, Ezekiel, Travonne Jr., Jade & Jameson.; Great-Great-grandchildren, Keun & Jhaiden and her siblings, Ollie Ransum, Billie J. Williams, Harold, Eddie & Roy Williams all of Seattle, WA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William & Mary Williams; four siblings (James, Jean , Don, Phillip) her son Kenneth Douglas; daughter, Jeanette Douglas and her granddaughters, DeNesha Douglas & Desiree Douglas.
Clara’s favorite quote was: ”God’s gift to you is your life and your gift to Him is what you do with it”.
God gave her wings on April 7, 2018

Funeral Services will be held 1 pm Saturday April 14, 2018 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Anchorage with a public viewing from 12 Noon until time of service. Interment will be at a later date at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.




Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Alaska
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK United States 99507