April 25, 1938 - November 2, 2021
Carmolette Cluff, 83, of Mesa, Arizona passed away at Banner Heart Hospital on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Carmolette was born April 25, 1938, in Centerville, Iowa, the beloved only child of Harold Barnett Lamb and Maude Augusta Inskeep Lamb. The family later moved to Tempe, Arizona. Carmolette grew up helping out in her parents’ business, Lamb’s Shoe Repair in downtown Mesa and graduated from Tempe High School. At age 18 she married Arthur Stokes, whom she had met in her church youth group. The couple had two daughters, Arlette Rae and Carla Jean, before divorcing in the early 1970s. Carmolette later moved to El Paso, Texas with her daughter Carla Jean, and married Val Cluff, a professional long-haul truck driver. Together they formed a truck driving team. She loved driving throughout all 48 of the Continental United States and took great pride in her trucking skills. Upon her return to Mesa, Arizona she became certified to conduct dog therapy. Engaging in animal-assisted therapy became a passion for Carmolette. For well over a decade she and her beloved dogs Jasmine and McKenzie would go to hospitals to brighten patients’ lives and improve their motor skills through dog therapy, and over the past several years she has tested and certified numerous other dogs to do the same. A passionate believer in the democratic process, Carmolette has been an election day volunteer for many years and actively engaged in meetings of her Home Owner’s Association. A creative soul, Carmolette enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, and cake decorating. Carmolette is survived by her eldest daughter, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Meldrum’s Mortuary, 52 N McDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201 on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 9 am, followed by a funeral service at 10 am.
Carmolette Cluff, 83, of Mesa, Arizona passed away at Banner Heart Hospital on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Carmolette was born April 25, 1938, in Centerville, Iowa, the beloved only child of Harold Barnett Lamb and Maude Augusta Inskeep Lamb.... View Obituary & Service Information
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