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Jess Melvin Claus

July 7, 2009 — April 27, 2024


Death is nothing at all...

I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very Near.
Just around the corner. 

All is well.

- Henry Scott Holland

Funeral services will take place Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints 29th Ward, 21720 NE 29th Ave, Ridgefield, WA. 98642 at 4:00 PM. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 38813 NE 119th Ave, Amboy, WA. 98601
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Jess Claus Funeral Service

Friday, May 3, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Pacific time)

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints 29th Ward

21720 NE 29th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642

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