Claire Elaine Willis, age 59, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. Private graveside services will be held at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Claire was born November 19, 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas, a daughter of Marvin Willis and Betty Booker Willis. She was an avid Special Olympics participant in local and state competitions, and twice competed in the Special Olympics World Games. As said in the Special Olympics Oath, "Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt." Claire has crossed the final finish line, a very brave winner.
Claire is preceded in death by her father, Marvin Willis.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Willis; one sister, Laurie Willis; one brother, Greg Willis and wife Toni; and niece and nephew, Evan Willis and Hannah Young.
The family suggests memorials in memory of Claire to the Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.