Marlies  McClamma's Memorial

Marlies McClamma
(1935 - 1997)


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Name: Mrs Marlies McClamma
Maiden Name: Dame
Gender: Female
Age: 62 years old
Lived: Saturday, 2 November 1935 - Thursday, 18 December 1997

My Story

My mom was born on a beautiful day in Rotterdam. She witnessed the bombing of the city in WWII. As she recalled, the street across from where she lived was completely gone while her side of the street was still standing. Her parents managed to find a home in a small town nearby where she and her family would live until she was old enough to start a life on her own.

She moved to The Hague and after some jobs there she started to work as a receptionist for the American Embassy where she met my father, a young marine who got stationed in The Netherlands. After courtship/dating and getting engaged they gave each other their vows and left to the US where my dad got his new assignment.

Unfortunately my dad died at a very young age and my mom decided to go back home, she needed the comfort and safety of her own family. While she did choose to settle here, she would never forget the life she led in the US. Part of her wanted to go back but the step was too big to take.


Mama is op een mooie dag geboren in Rotterdam. Ze heeft het bombardement van de stad meegemaakt. Wat ze zich nog goed kon herinneren was dat de overkant van de straat helemaal weg was terwijl haar kant nog overeind stond. Haar ouders vonden een huis in een klein dorp vlakbij en mama heeft daar gewoond tot ze oud genoeg was om het huis uit te gaan.

Ze verhuisde naar Den Haag en na een aantal banen vond ze werk als receptioniste bij de Amerikaanse ambassade waar ze mijn vader, een jonge marinier die hier gestationeerd was, ontmoette. Na verloop van tijd verloofden ze zich om niet lang daarna te trouwen en een nieuw leven in Amerika te beginnen.

Helaas stierf mijn vader vrij jong en mama besloot om terug naar haar ouders te gaan omdat ze de steun en liefde hard nodig had. Ze heeft ervoor gekozen om in Nederland te blijven maar ze is haar leven in Amerika nooit vergeten. Mama was graag terug gegaan maar vond de stap te groot.

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Fathers Name: B. Dame
Mothers Name: M. Bockting
Spouse's Name: L. F. McClamma jr
Children's Names: R.P. McClamma
Siblings Names: H. Dame, K. v. Staalduinen, M. de Munck, I. Dompig
Country of Birth: Netherlands
Country of Residence: Netherlands
City of Residence: Veghel


Other Interests:
Flowers, burning candles, holidays like Easter and Christmas, Rakker and Sheba, going for a walk, talking and thinking about life hereafter, organizing parties, talking to family and friends, dreaming, reading, listening to music, enjoying the yard and much more


Place of Passing: Veghel
Date of Passing: 18 December 1997
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