Clare Ralston
October 11, 1949 -
February 10, 2012

Visitation

February 12, 2012
4 PM - 6 PM

Service 

February 13, 2012
2:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Ms. Clare Ralston, age 62 of Frankewing, will be conducted Monday at 2:30 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Ms. Ralston passed away Friday at her residence.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Ralston and Clara Ralston Wolfhard who survives. She worked for the National Park Service as a photographer and was a self-employed editor and writer. She was a graduate of Harpeth Hall School in Nashville and the American University in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her mother survivors include her brother Dr. Fred Ralston Jr. (Farris) of Fayetteville, sister Susan Ralston McLean of Olympia, Washington, brother-in-law Arthur McLean of Dallas Texas, nephews Will and Jim Ralston of Fayetteville and Alexander McLean of Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her aunt Josephine Ralston (Mrs. Douglas) Binns of Nashville.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 4 PM till 6 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Fayetteville Lincoln County Humane Society in memory of Bluff.

Video Services

12 Comments

  1. Robin Mustain Warfield

    Dear Susan…
    Today I was looking on-line for Clare. In clearing out my old papers, I had found an announcement of an art show at the Art Barn in Rock Creek Park Washington, DC. It must have been in the 1970s. Clare was showing her work of photography. We had lost touch over the years. I am very sorry to find that she has passed away. She was very kind to me when I first moved to DC and I liked her very much. I hope you are well and I am so sorry for your loss of this dear sister. Robin Mustain Warfield

    Reply
  2. Richard Baker

    Clare was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. We dated for awhile when we were both at American U. in DC. I visited her in Fayetteville in the winter of 1970, and met her parents, and on the way back to DC, stopped in Nashville to see her aunt. I was very fond of Clare, and wished I had never lost touch with her. If I had any sence, I should have married her when I had the chance. Now that I found her, she’s gone.

    Please tell me what happened to her. Thank you. She will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  3. Patricia Gallagher

    I was shocked and saddened to hear that Clare had died. We were together at AU in DC and she was the photographer at my wedding i 1972. Many fond memories of the parties and dinners with Clare and other friends in NW DC–she was kind and funny and always a joy to be with. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

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  4. Linda Potee

    Dr. Ralston and Family,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Linda Potee

    Reply
  5. Carol Kidd Hammons

    I have just heard about the death of Clare. My sincere sympathy to her family. I can remember going to a party at her house when we were probably in the 7th or 8th grade. Mrs. Ralston served Russian tea! It really made an impression with me. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead.

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  6. lynne Aukamp

    I am so sad at the loss of Clare. She was a wonderful, caring person. Her photography skills were wonderful. She will be missed.
    My deepest sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  7. Keele Raymur & Marvin Cagle

    Dr. Ralston, Ms. Clara and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister/daughter.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

    Keele and Marvin

    Reply
  8. Mark and Laura Clark

    We just learned of your loss and want to pass along our deepest sympathy. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Elaine and Keith Phillips

    Dr. Ralston and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. May you remember all your precious memories of your sweet sister. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

    Elaine and Keith Phillips

    Reply
  10. Jeff and Fayna Sargent

    Dr. Ralston and Family,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You have our sincerest condolences. Be assured that your are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeff and Fayna

    Reply
  11. Michael Seitzinger

    Clare was such a joyful person and a wonderful friend earlier in my life. I have thought of her often over the years. I mourn her death very much and send my deepest sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  12. ROBERT AND EMILY SNODDY

    DR. RALSTON AND FAMILY,,,,,,SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR SISTER……MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL………….IN OUR PRAYERS……….

    Reply

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12 Comments

  1. Robin Mustain Warfield

    Dear Susan…
    Today I was looking on-line for Clare. In clearing out my old papers, I had found an announcement of an art show at the Art Barn in Rock Creek Park Washington, DC. It must have been in the 1970s. Clare was showing her work of photography. We had lost touch over the years. I am very sorry to find that she has passed away. She was very kind to me when I first moved to DC and I liked her very much. I hope you are well and I am so sorry for your loss of this dear sister. Robin Mustain Warfield

    Reply
  2. Richard Baker

    Clare was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. We dated for awhile when we were both at American U. in DC. I visited her in Fayetteville in the winter of 1970, and met her parents, and on the way back to DC, stopped in Nashville to see her aunt. I was very fond of Clare, and wished I had never lost touch with her. If I had any sence, I should have married her when I had the chance. Now that I found her, she’s gone.

    Please tell me what happened to her. Thank you. She will be in my prayers.

    Reply
  3. Patricia Gallagher

    I was shocked and saddened to hear that Clare had died. We were together at AU in DC and she was the photographer at my wedding i 1972. Many fond memories of the parties and dinners with Clare and other friends in NW DC–she was kind and funny and always a joy to be with. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

    Reply
  4. Linda Potee

    Dr. Ralston and Family,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Linda Potee

    Reply
  5. Carol Kidd Hammons

    I have just heard about the death of Clare. My sincere sympathy to her family. I can remember going to a party at her house when we were probably in the 7th or 8th grade. Mrs. Ralston served Russian tea! It really made an impression with me. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  6. lynne Aukamp

    I am so sad at the loss of Clare. She was a wonderful, caring person. Her photography skills were wonderful. She will be missed.
    My deepest sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  7. Keele Raymur & Marvin Cagle

    Dr. Ralston, Ms. Clara and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister/daughter.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

    Keele and Marvin

    Reply
  8. Mark and Laura Clark

    We just learned of your loss and want to pass along our deepest sympathy. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Elaine and Keith Phillips

    Dr. Ralston and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. May you remember all your precious memories of your sweet sister. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

    Elaine and Keith Phillips

    Reply
  10. Jeff and Fayna Sargent

    Dr. Ralston and Family,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. You have our sincerest condolences. Be assured that your are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeff and Fayna

    Reply
  11. Michael Seitzinger

    Clare was such a joyful person and a wonderful friend earlier in my life. I have thought of her often over the years. I mourn her death very much and send my deepest sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  12. ROBERT AND EMILY SNODDY

    DR. RALSTON AND FAMILY,,,,,,SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR SISTER……MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL………….IN OUR PRAYERS……….

    Reply

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