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Christopher Clyde Ghramm

Posted 2010-06-11 by Sharla
The White Mountain Independent,
Show Low, Arizona ~ 02/24/2009

Christopher Clyde Ghramm

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Christopher Clyde Ghramm died Feb. 17, 2009. Christopher, also known as "Clyde," was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Fall River, Kan.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and also in the Sea Bee Reserves as petty officer and first class engineman. Clyde was known for his knowledge and stories of "the Depression Era" as a child.

He loved to read, had a wonderful talent for making and designing anything out of wood with his hands and known by many as an excellent and very trusted mechanic.

Clyde was self-taught to play the guitar and fiddle. He told the story in high school that his music teacher did not find out he could not read music until the end of his school year in 1940.

Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Melba Ghramm; daughter Vickie Fishel (Curt) of Phoenix; daughter Rita Ghramm of Colorado; son Ralph Ghramm (Kim) of Show Low; brother Lawrence Ghramm of Missouri; two sisters, Phyllis Varney of Colorado and Nina Church of Kansas; six grandchildren, Correna (Robert) Kessler, Chad (Lisa) Alexander, K.C. Ghramm, Timothy and Wayne Rogers and Clinton Fishel; and eight great-grandchildren, Tasha, Amber, Eldon, Katie and Lorinda Kessler and Hailee Ghramm, Madelin and Logan Alexander.

He was preceded by his grandchild, Aron Martin Ghramm, in 2004 who was welcoming his grandpa with open arms in Heaven.

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