Claire Jean Savage passed away January 21, 2010 and is now with her Lord and Savior. Claire was born June 15, 1929 in Tacoma, Washington to William and Kathryn McDonald. She attended Visitation School, St. Patrick’s, and Aquinas Academy in Tacoma. She also attended Tacoma Catholic College for two years. Claire was the middle daughter of three daughters born to William and Kathryn. She met Leonard Savage in Tacoma and they were married on July 24, 1948. They raised seven children, two daughters and five sons. Claire drove a school bus for Whitman Schools and the Kent School District before retiring with her husband, Leonard. They loved to watch their children and grandchildren in any activity they participated in. Leonard and Claire also loved to travel in their motor home. They were both active in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw and St. Vincent Catholic Church. Claire was preceded in death by her husband Leonard after 51 years of marriage, her parents and her sister Joan Pavia. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Sporleder (husband Bob), Debbie Radcliffe (husband Richard), sons Dan (wife Linda), Leo (wife Sue), David (wife Kim), Paul (wife Kathy), and Jeff. She also leaves her grandchildren Matthew, Jeff, Leah, Jennifer, Joy, Michael, Spencer, Jillian, Andrew, Jordan, Kailyn, Stephen and three great grandsons Kellen, Braylen, and Austin. She is also survived by her sister Mary Kathryn Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Claire’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 and a reception following at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Federal Way. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to World Vision, PO Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063.

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