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Velma Maxine Clausen McArthur

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“We loved all of the family pictures Velma posted on line. She loved her big brother so much.Velma and Marv visited Iowa many times after they retired...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Linda Johnson - Fort Dodge, IA

“Dear Aunt Velma,We were separated by many miles and it has been years since I last saw you at my Mom and Dad's house, however I was blessed to be...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Donna Johnson - Valrico, FL

“I have great memories of Velma when I was a kid and she and Keith lived in Ft Dodge. We spent holidays together and i loved going to visit them at...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sharon DeBruin - Gowrie, IA

“To My Special Auntie Velma,I don't know if I can express how much I loved you. We had some great times together, you taught me so much about life....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sharon Blomquist - Chandler, AZ


Velma Maxine Clausen McArthur, 92, born on August 21, 1924 in Fort Dodge, Iowa; she passed away peacefully at her home in Chandler, Arizona surrounded by family on the 20th day of June in 2017 at the age of 92.

Proceeded in death by mother and father, Mabel May and Selmer Johnson. Her brother, Sherwood and (Agnes) Johnson. Her sister, Delores Margaret Olesen Harvey Olesen. Also, her first husband Keith Clausen; second husband, Marvin McArthur.

She raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa – worked at Globe Union. Later moved to Lake Elsinore and worked at Endevco for 26 years before she retired in Chandler, Arizona.

Survived by her nieces and nephews, Sandra Liggett of Chandler, Arizona; Sherwood "Butch" Johnson and his wife, Linda of Fort Dodge, Iowa and; Sharon DeBruin and her husband Ray of Gowrie, Iowa. Also, Donna Johnson of Tampa, Florida and 18 great niece And nephews.
She was recognized by NASA for her outstanding contribution to the success of the launch at the Space Shuttle Columbia

Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.