Rosse ‘Claire’ Middleton

Rosse “Claire” Middleton passed away peacefully at home in Oxford on Jan. 15, 2019 surround by family and friends. She was 74.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cleon and Jane ( Lomprey) Middleton and youngest brother Tim. Claire is survived by daughter Beth (Jerry) Frederick of Pueblo West, CO, her son Dylan of Waterford, brother Cleon Wellsley, step daughters Pamela Smith and Dana Graff, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close cousins.

Claire graduated from Oxford High School in 1962 and went on to earn her bachelor’s in education from Oakland University and a master’s in special education from Wayne State. She taught special education in Pontiac for 25 years. In her retirement she enjoyed many travels and adventures, watching Spartan basketball, and spending time with many wonderful friends including her “Girlfriends of 62.”

A celebration of life will be held at the Oxford American Legion 130 E Drahner Rd, Saturday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to: Haven of Oakland County, 801 Van Guard Dr, Pontiac, Mi 48341, haven-oakland.org.

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