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Clytie Mae Fleetwood

Clytie Mae Fleetwood

, 96, passed away peacefully February 21, 2019, at her home in Sun Lakes, Arizona, surrounded by her devoted children following a brief illness.

Born in Tokio, Terry County, Texas, and raised in eastern New Mexico, she was the only daughter of Andrew Quincy and Lillie Helmer Smith.  She met her husband, Haldon Thomas Fleetwood, in Clovis, New Mexico, where he was serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps and they were married July 13, 1944, in Floyd, New Mexico.    He preceded in her death in 2008.

After moving to Holbrook, Arizona, the Fleetwoods owned a family business there for over 20 years.  Clytie also taught school and worked in the Holbrook School library.  While living in Holbrook, she was active in the Holbrook Hospital Auxiliary, Health Systems Agency in Flagstaff, Governor’s Highway Safety Commission, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, community fundraisers, Lady Elks, Bridge Club, Navajo County Fair Racing Commission, transported the ill to the hospital, knitted stockings for newborns, and planned patient parties at the Holbrook Hospital.  In 1979, Clytie was named Holbrook’s Woman of the Year.

Clytie and Hal retired to Sun Lakes, Arizona, in 1984.  Clytie was a member of the so-called “Greatest Generation” and along with her husband, loved to travel, play cards, and spend as much time as possible with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She has traveled most of the United States with family, oftentimes, making them family history trips with cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her only brother, Andrew Quincy Smith, Jr.; and one grandson, Richard McNabb.

She is survived by her two children, Michael Fleetwood (Marina) of Sun Lakes, AZ and Mona McNabb (Teddy) of Holbrook, AZ.  Grandchildren: Adam Fleetwood of Dallas, Texas; Hailee Pierce (Sean) of Phoenix; Casey Black (Vickie) of Superior, Colorado; as well as Jeff McNabb; Doug McNabb; Michele McNabb; Marissa Mitchell; Kendall Cox; Nathan Cox.  She had 14 great-grandchildren. Following a private family memorial, she will be interred at the Valley of the Sun Cemetery on February 25, 2019.
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