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Obituary for Josefina 'Josie' Rebillion Clabaugh
Josefina 'Josie' Rebillion Clabaugh, 92, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Frontier Assisted Living Community in Livingston. She was born to the late Andres Rebillion and Rosario Guillano, March 22, 1922, in Silay, Negros Occidental, Philippines. She grew up in beautiful Iloilo City and attended the De Luxe Fashion School in Manila, earning her dressmaking certificate in 1949. Soon after the war, she met and married the late SSGT James Joseph Clabaugh (1927-1972) (retired, SMSGT Air Force). As a military family stationed all over the world, they retired in 1971 near their home base in Widefield, CO. In 2000 Josie moved to Bryan, TX and in 2010 to McLeod and then Livingston, MT to be closer to family. Josie was a strong and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved traveling, fashion, and cooking delicious Filipino foods. Always a good listener and sage advisor, her sense of humor just made you feel good about life. The happiness in her heart will forever be in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands: Gem (Mark) George, McLeod, MT; Doris (James) Hole, Vancouver, WA; and Pat Clabaugh and Alston Thoms, Bryan, TX, her darling granddaughter; four grandsons; and nine great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and family services will be held at Lawrence Chapel Cemetery in Thrall, Texas. Memorials in Josie's name may be made to Frontier Assisted Living Community, 121 South 3rd Street, Livingston, MT 59047.
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