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Ray Lusk interviewing Michelle Clements Lusk, (mother), Taunya Clements Summers Hansen, (aunt), Lynette Clements Hathaway, (aunt), and Terry Lynn Clements, (grandfather), about Great grandmother Chliois Thelma Borreson Clements.
Great grandma Chliois Thelma Borreson Clements could always tell you a story and sing a song. She loved to sing the song “Here we have Idaho.” She loved to crochet and made some beautiful handwork, she also tatted. She was also notorious for leaving her needles around. My aunts always remembered having to look before you sat down to check for needles or else you would find them in your hind end. Her other thing was leaving her false teeth sitting under things on the sofa and often you would sit down and they would nibble your behind.
Great grandma Clements also helped with the initiation and pilot foster grandparent program at the area’s juvenile correction facility. She stayed involved in that program for many years.
She loved to get together and have quilting bees with her family and other community members. She loved the stories and news that was shared at them.
She never learned how to drive. She either walked or had to wait for a ride. She loved genealogy and was active in daughters of the Utah pioneers.
She was the second wife of George Washington Clements. She loved to be a caretaker and take care of everyone. She worried when her boys would take the grandkids down to the river fishing because they were notorious for finding trouble.
She had a quick temper. She really was mad if you made her swear. She loved purple, especially lavender. Loved to pray and had long prayers that would make the little kids squirm. My mother remembers her praying at Thanksgiving and her little sister asking if grandma was done praying yet so they could eat and she kept on praying and didn’t end her prayer for another few minutes.