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Claire Ahern Shaklee

Claire Ahern Shaklee
Resident of Newport Beach.
Born in San Francisco on
4/22/26 as Claire Ahern. She
was the youngest of 6 children
and had several brothers
that were San Francisco
fireman. She passed away in
Newport Beach, CA. peacefully
in her sleep after a long
illness on June 19, 2012.
Survived by her husband
Raleigh "Lee" Shaklee of
Newport Beach, CA. who cofounded
Shaklee Corporation
in 1956 with his Father (Dr.
Forrest C. Shaklee) and
Brother (Forrest Shaklee).
Predeceased by her Son,
(Rick Shaklee) in 1980.
Survived by three daughters,
Laura Hughes of
Montecito, CA. Sandie
Hughes of Alamo, CA. Karen
White of Santa Barbara, CA.
Also survived by nine grandchildren
and several beloved
nieces and nephews.
Claire loved dancing and
enjoyed being an excellent
ballroom dancer and along
with her husband enjoyed
dancing in many grand
ballrooms while traveling the
world. She and Lee also enjoyed
taking long cruises and
took many to destinations all
over the earth.
Claire was an integral part
in helping build Shaklee Corporation
into the large multi
national company that was
listed on the Fortune 500.
She took great pride in sharing
many stories of the hard
and enjoyable work and effort
that she and Lee invested
in making Shaklee Corporation
into a huge success.
Shaklee was sold in 1989.
Claire also served on many
boards for non-profit foundations
and academic institutions
and loved being involved
in helping to make
life better for others. Her
help is ongoing through numerous
charitable trusts and
endowments that remain active
in Northern and Southern

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