Claire Calhoun

April 12, 2013

By Contributor

Claire Calhoun, of Issaquah, passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, as a result of a lifelong struggle with bone marrow failure.

Claire was two weeks shy of her 8th birthday. She was surrounded by her father Michael, mother Debbie, and older brothers Braeden and Sam.

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Claire was easily recognized by her bright, flowing red hair, indomitable spirit and cheerful personality. Everyone who met Claire felt her joy and happiness with the simple things of life.

Claire is survived by her parents, Michael and Debbie Calhoun, and siblings Braeden (17) and Sam (14).

A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, and friends, family and children of all faiths are invited. Viewing and funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 2808 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue (behind the LDS Temple). Public viewing is from 10-11:30 a.m.; the funeral will be at 11:30. Interment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place S.E., Bellevue, WA.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations sent to the Claire Calhoun Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo in Issaquah.

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One Response to “Claire Calhoun”

  1. Trish Murphy on April 17th, 2013 8:51 am

    Debbie, Mike, Braeden and Sam- I cannot tell you how one child can stand out from so many others in my career. But, my little Claire-Bear touched my heart from the first time I cared for her at transplant. She has always been my favorite-my flaming red-headed beautiful little peanut. I will cherish my memories of Claire. Her love of the little people, her memorization of every disney movie, so many things. I always loved her “outside voice”- “Hey Trish, Come Here! Come Here! Come Here!!!!!!!”
    I do believe that we have a new Angel who will look out for all of us,(with flaming red hair, of course). She was such a beatiful girl. I will truly miss her. I wish your family the very best. You did such a tremendous job with Claire, I couldn’t imagine better parents for her. Thank you for allowing me, in my small way to help care for the little bear when she was at Childrens. It was my pleasure and I will never forget you or her. My heart aches for you. Bless you…

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