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Obituary for Barney Lee Clabo
29 August, 1918 - 3 May, 1991
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
May, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Although the article shows the surname to
be Clabaugh, the actual surname seems to
be Clabo.  The headstone in the Middleton
Cemetery shows Clabo.  Article is transcribed
as published.  Also, the town he was born in
could actually be Servilla, Tennessee.


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Barney Clabaugh

     Barney Lee Clabaugh, 73, of Boise, formerly of Middleton, died Friday, May 3, 1991, at his home of natural causes.  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Middleton Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Mr. Clabaugh was born Aug. 29, 1918, at Serlarville, Tenn., to John H. and Myrtle Clabo.  He came to the Treasure Valley as a child and was raised and educated here.  He lived throughout the Treasure Valley most of his life and served for a number of years in the Merchant Marines.  He married Rebecca Reich, March 25, 1954, at Winnemucca, Nev.  She died May 13, 1980.
     Mr. Clabaugh loved the outdoors, fishing, camping and gardening and was a very good carpenter.
     He is survived by two daughters, Frances M. Mitchell and Cheryl L. Story of Napa; a son, Gary D. Brisbin of Lovelock, Nev.; a very special friend of many years, Irma "Pat" Scott of Boise; two sisters, Wanda Tyler of New Plymouth and Velma Metzker of Caldwell; three brothers, Stanley Clabo of Royal City, Wash., Orville Clabo of Roseburg, Ore., and Jay Clabo of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a brother and two sisters.
     His family suggests memorials be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise