Clara Rierson

Clara Lentz Rierson passed away on Friday, September 9, at the age of 95, quietly in her sleep at Esperanza in College Station. Private services will be held at a later date.
Clara was the third of five children born to Louis and Helen Lentz in Malone, TX. Clara graduated from Malone H.S. and Providence Sanitarium School of Nursing in Waco, TX. After working several years as a nurse in Corpus Christi and El Paso, she entered the U.S. Army. She married Lt. Glenn D. Rierson at Camp Crowder, Mo. in 1942. Army regulations at that time required married women to resign from the military. As an officers wife she accompanied her husband to Japan, Denmark, Germany and several tours of duty in Washington, D.C. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Army and DOD Civil Service, they moved to Dallas, Texas and in 1982 to College Station, Texas.
In her younger years, Clara loved nursing, entertaining and traveling plus she had a passion for playing bridge.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, her greatest joy came from being with family and she will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Francis Stollenwerck, Louise Burke, Malon and Louis Lentz. Also preceding her was her husband of 56 years, Glenn who passed in 1998.
She is survived by her two sons and their families. Glenn Rierson, Jr. and wife, Jeanne of College Station, Texas, Michael Rierson and wife, Ellen of Reston, Virginia. Three grandsons: Dale Rierson and Melanie of Cedar Park, TX; David Rierson and Valerie of Rowlett, TX and Galen Rierson of Reston, Va.; and three great-grandchildren: Allie and Zachary of Cedar Park and Brayden of Rowlett.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Esperanza and Southern Care Hospice for the care and warmth they gave to our Mom.


  1. To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank your mother for serving our country as a U.S.Army Nurse & being their for your father as he served our country during WW II in the U.S.Army & retiring from the Army. Your parents were member of “the greatest generation”. We are proud of your parents as well as you should be. May God’s Speed Be With This Military Family.
    John Hince


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