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Carolyn J. Tebben Aug. 24, 1915 - June 5, 2009

CLARA CITY -- Carolyn Johanna Tebben, 93, of Clara City died Friday in Apple Valley.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Clara City and will continue for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

She was born Aug. 24, 1915, in Clara City to Joseph and Johanna (Gerzema) Bush. She attended school in Clara City and graduated salutatorian in 1934.

She married John L. Tebben on Feb. 26, 1937. They farmed west of Clara City for eight years and then moved north to Louriston Township for four years. In 1948, they bought a farm near Kerkhoven and farmed for 41 years. During their last few years on the farm, they spent time in Tucson, Ariz. They moved to Clara City in 1990.

She was a member of Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City.

She is survived by two sons: Gerald (and Mavis) Tebben of Prinsburg, and Dennis (and Barbara) Tebben of Apple Valley; a twin sister: Clara Fokken of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.

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