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Clara Desmangles

Born: Wed., Nov. 5, 1930
Died: Mon., Mar. 23, 2015


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 04, 2015
Location: Bright Side Baptist Church


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Clara Desmangles, 84, of Lancaster, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy.

 Born November 5, 1930, in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Clara (Hillery) Seldon.

 Clara graduated from Somerset University with a Doctorate in Philosophy, City University of New York with a Bachelors in Sociology, and Alaska Pacific University with a Masters in Liberal Arts, Sociology and Psychology.  She was a longstanding member of Bright Side Baptist Church for 36yrs; of the NAACP; and of Delta Sigma Theda sorority. She worked at Millersville University as a registrar; and as a Substance Abuse Councilor and a secretary for Brookdale Hospital. She owned her own home daycare and enjoyed poetry, reading and writing.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Yvan Desmangles; brothers, Thomas Seldon and Frizel Seldon; and sister, Dorothy Byrd.

 Surviving Clara are her daughter, Kiama Desmangles, grandson, Demetrius Franey, Sr.; great-grandson, Demetrius Franey, Jr.; brother, George Seldon; sister, Estelle Seldon; and many nieces and nephews.

 A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 A.M., at Bright Side Baptist Church, 515 Hershey Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603.

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

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