Morena Ancero Clay (Hafften), age 40, of Cokato, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
She was born Jan. 10, 1971, in Cubacgyan, Baso, Biliran Island, Philippines; and came to the United States when she was 7 years old. Morena grew up in San Diego, CA, graduating from Southwest High School in San Diego.
Morena married Aaron Clay Dec. 15, 1991, in Chula Vista, CA. Aaron was in the Navy at the time, and the couple made their home in San Diego. In 1998, they moved to Cokato.
Morena concentrated on being a good Navy wife and a mother to their five children. She lived her life in ministry to the Lord, being active in “Girl Power” and “God’s Soldier;” and as an active member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato.
Morena enjoyed art, cooking, fishing, BBQs, and shopping.
She is survived by her parents, Bruce and Enriqueta (Rita) Hafften; a sister, Mayla Macon (Hafften) of Cokato; her husband, Aaron, of Cokato; children Neah Hafften of Howard Lake, Troy Hafften, Channell Clay, both of Cokato, Shantell Clay of Litchfield, and Sade’ Clay of Cokato; granddaughters Jaiden and Lexani Martinez; and nephew and nieces, Jordan and Tiana Macon and Jazara Queeglay.
A funeral service took place Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were handled by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.