Clarence Edwin Fleming III, father of PCF President & CEO, Jennifer Fleming DeVoll, was a resident of Pasadena for over 54 years. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 30th, 2016, at the age of 89.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne Bunnell Fleming, his daughter, Jennifer Fleming DeVoll and her husband Matt DeVoll, their two children, Grace Anne DeVoll and Wesley Pierce DeVoll, as well as by his son, William Stuart Fleming and his wife Janet Fleming, and their three children, Lucette Bunnell Fleming, Henry St. Onge Fleming, and James Decatur Fleming. His daughter, Melissa Anne Fleming, predeceased him in 1969.
Born in Los Angeles, CA to Clarence Edwin Fleming Jr. and Florence Johnson Salsbury, Clarence enjoyed a childhood in Hancock Park and attended Black Fox Military Academy. He matriculated to Stanford University, where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, and went on to practice law in Pasadena at Fleming, Anderson, McClung and Finch. Clarence devoted countless hours to pro bono causes throughout his legal career.
An avid outdoorsman, Clarence loved taking his family to see new parts of the world. From skiing and hiking in Sun Valley, ID to making fresh juice from the oranges on his ranch in Porterville, CA, he loved to share his many hobbies and interests with his children and grandchildren.
He was a longtime supporter of the Navajo Relief Fund, and served on the boards of the Episcopal Home and Planned Parenthood.
From the Fleming family: “All of us will miss his adventurous zest for life, his charming smile, and his warm, generous spirit, and the thousands of photos he took at every family occasion. We deeply appreciates gifts offered to PCF in Clarence’s honor.”
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