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Eva Annetta Cleland (Ubben)

December 9, 1917 - April 26, 2008

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Eva Annetta Cleland, age 90, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Newell, South Dakota to John and Tjodie (Duit) Ubben.

Not long after she was born, her family moved to Presho, where she went to elementary school and graduated from high school. After graduating from high school, she went to Aberdeen, where she received her teaching degree. She then moved to Oacoma for a teaching position, and while there, met her husband, Clifford Cleland.

Annetta and Clifford married and had two sons, John and Roger. They continued to live in Oacoma until 1943, and then they moved to Willow Brook, California, eventually buying a home in Long Beach, California. Her husband passed away in 1969. She continued to live in Long Beach until 1996, when she moved to Sweet Home to be near family.

She enjoyed doiing needlepoint counted cross stitch, Brazilian embroidery, regular embroidery, and crocheting. She made afghans through the years for gifts. She was active in the church and sang in the choir for many years.

Annetta is survived by her sons, John Cleland and Roger Cleland; brothers, John Ubben of Missouri and Dean Ubben of California; and many grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Cleland, and a baby sister.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.