July 8, 1931 – September 17, 2007

Alice Graeber Clary was born in Independence, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Graeber on July 8. 1931. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Sandy Hill, Texas. Alice graduated from Brenham High School and Blinn College. She attended executive banking seminars at the University of Georgia and the University of Texas.

Alice was married to N.M. (Pete) Clary on December 13, 1950. They lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming for three and one half years and returned to Bryan in June of 1954. She began her banking career in 1956 as a teller and retired as a Senior Vice President in 1996.

Alice was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and was named the Volunteer of the Year in 2005. She taught Sunday School, was a member of Miriam Circle, and served on the Church Council as chairman of the Community Needs Committee and the Staffing Call Committee. Alice also served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and on the board for the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center.

Alice went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2007 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Alice is survived by her husband, Pete Clary, daughter, Lynn Clary-Yeager, son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Melissa Clary and grandchildren, Sam Yeager, Jordan and Brock DeWald, Matt Yeager and Jill Clary. Alice is also survived by one brother, Walter Graeber and wife Mary, two sisters, Clara Hoffman and husband Leonard and Lorine Wallace and husband Harold and by three sisters-in-law, Juanita Bond, Dorothy Siegert and husband Robert and Nina Binford.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. There will be a graveside service at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Bryan City Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 11:30 am.

Memorials may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Woodcreek Dr., College Station, TX 77845 or a charity of your choice. Alice was grateful for the people who donated blood and platelets that gave her strength and would appreciate people continuing to do that for others.

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  1. Pete and Family,

    We will always keep our fond memories of Alice close in our hearts. She thought the world of Jeff and Ross and would always seek them out after church. When she spotted them, she’d always say ‘there’s my boys!’ with a big smile on her face as she hugged them. Those memories are precious to us all. I mentioned to Mike the other day that Alice was such a role model for me — if I can be even half the person she was, I’ll consider it a great achievement. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Grace, Mike, Jeff and Ross Glenn

  2. My prayers and thoughts are with you today and in the coming days. Alice was the sweetest person I have ever know. She was my first and best boss ever. I know you much you must miss her. She has been a good friend in the many years I have known her. It was indeed my pleasure to have known her and considered her a friend.
    My love is with you.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time. We loved seeing our Mrs. Clary every week and grew quite attached to her. She will be missed!

  4. With sincere and deep sympathy to you and your family in your sorrow. God grant you as you go your way. Hope sufficient for each day.

    I knew Alice – her family when they would visit her brother, Bill Graeber, – his family in Carmine. Alice’s brother, Bill, was a teacher at Round Top-Carmine during the time I attended school there. My parents, Herbert – Clara Noak, were good friends with the Carmine Graebers and visited in their home often when Alice visited.

    ‘Those who weave color into our lives leave us with a tapestry of beautiful memories’ {author unknown]

    Dorothy Noak Rothermel
    Brenham, Texas

  5. To express our deep sympathy to you in your loss. Pete thank you for serving our country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. Thank you for also being a member of The American Legion. May God’s Speed Be With You Alice and your family.
    The American Legion
    Earl Graham Post 159

  6. Jeff and Melissa,
    We are so sorry to learn about the death of your mom Jeff. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Thinking about you all…Robert and Becky

  7. Lynn, I was sorry to read about the passing of your mother in this morning paper. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I know she battled with her illness for quite a while. Be thankful that God has taken her to a better place where she will be at piece. Cherish your memories and know that she will always be with you. God Bless you and your family during this time.

  8. Dear Pete and Family,

    I’m sorry I didn’t get to accompany Harry to pay my respects to Alice and to express my sympathy personally to all of you. Alice was someone I always wanted to know better.

    Nelda Green

  9. You are all in my prayers.

    Mrs. Clary was the most positive and determind patient I have ever met. She has been in my prayers for as long as I have had the honor of knowing her. She fought a good fight.

    It saddens me so that I was powerless to help her. And, that heither the medicines nor all of us at MD Anderson could change her afflicition. She suffers no more.

    I pray that She and the Good Lord walk with you and ease your pain, and soon, bring joy back into your lives. She will be in my memories and help me to have hope for the rest of my life.

    God bless you.

  10. Mr. Clary and family,

    My sincerest condolences to your family at the loss of such a kind woman. It was always a pleasure to see you both in the clinic. Mrs. Clary always had a strong will and was full of determination when it came to beating this disease – a characteristic that is very admirable. My prayer is that you all will be able to find comfort in the knowledge that she is no longer suffering and is at peace with our Lord and Savior. My prayers are with you all and she will be missed here at MD Anderson.

  11. Our thougts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Alice made the world a better place, I was fortunate to have worked with her and to know her.

  12. Dear Lynn and boys, So sorry to hear of the death of your mother. My mother passed away in January, 2005 so I can truly sympathize with you. We have many fond memories of you guys at Waco Christian School. May the Lord bless you and comfort you at this difficult time in your life. Our love, Fred and Terry

  13. Dear Pete and Family,
    Jesse and I were so saddened to learn of the loss if your dear Alice. We remembere the days when she was actively involved in the Easter Trailrides. She not only helped tremendously, but was a real joy to work with! Where have the years gone? This seems such a short time ago, but we realize that many years have passed and those teenagers that made up most of the trail ride, are now grown, married, and have children and grandchildren of their own! I can say this with confidence because our own sons were part of those rides and are parents and grandparents! Bless each and every one of you as you lean on Jesus to get you through these days. We have prayed from you since learning of Alice’s homegoing, and will continue to do so. In His Love,
    Jesse and Margret Stanfield

  14. To the family of Alice Graeber Clary, I want to express my condolenses. Alice was my cousin, and I so regret not getting to know her better. One time when I was a teenager, I remember visiting Uncle Henry and Aunt Hennie in their home in Brenham when a vibrant Alice bounced out of the house in what I remember to be a cheerleader outfit (possibly Blinn) going off to a football game. I was in awe of her. And how could I forget her beautiful southern drawl. May the beautiful memories sustain you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Evelyn Tiemann Ludwig
    Nederland, TX