Gwen Crim McClure

By  | February 23, 2021 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Gwen Crim McClureGwen Crim McClure passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Athens-Limestone Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Guynneth Crim of Huntsville, AL and her son, Guy McClure, Jr. of Florence, AL. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Guy McClure, Sr. of Athens; daughter, Debbie McClure Snow (Rick) of Huntsville; grandchildren, David Elliott (Rebecca) of Remlap, AL and Catherine Moore (Jay) of Clarksville, TN; great-grandchildren, Emma Moore and Rylan Moore; brother, Frank Crim (Joyce) of Huntsville, AL; niece, Leslie Crim Comer (Chris) of Huntsville, AL; nephew, Walter Crim (Jamie) of Decatur; great-nephews, John Franklin Comer and Witt Crim; and great-niece, Mackenzie Comer.

Gwen was raised in Huntsville, AL, attended Huntsville High and then Auburn University. She married Guy on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1956. They moved to Alexandria, VA, then to Knoxville, TN, finally settling back in Huntsville to raise their family. The family moved to Athens, AL in 1967 for Guy and Gwen to attend Athens State College, both earning their teaching degrees.

Gwen taught first grade at Julian Newman Elementary School for 30 years. She loved all her “children” and enjoyed every day of her teaching career.

Gwen retired to enjoy being with her mother and her family. Her family was her greatest joy. She leaves behind so many that loved her. She will be sorely missed.

A private graveside service will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, Athens, Tanner Methodist Church, Tanner, AL or Hospice of Limestone County.

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