Johny Clarence


Johny Clarence

Johny Grant Clarence, 73, passed away at his home in Klickitat on July 22, 2015. He was born in The Dalles, Oregon on September 12, 1941 to Ella (Ritzschke) and Wesley L. Clarence.

Mr. Clarence served in the United States Army from December 18, 1959 until his honorable discharge on December 13, 1962.

In May of 1966 Johny married Sheila Welton Foster in Klickitat. He later married Valujean "Billie" Geelan in Dallesport on April 29, 1977. He worked as a forklift driver for the mill in Klickitat. Johny was a member of the Klickitat Baptist Church and served on the town council and Klickitat school board. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and woodworking.

Mr. Clarence is survived by his wife, Billie Clarence of Klickitat; children and their spouses Saloma Dee Clarence and Rebecca Campbell of Gold Beach, Oregon, Lorene Marie and Todd DeVito of Reno, Nevada, and Bud and Linda Clarence of Vancouver, Washington; two grandchildren; stepdaughters Bonnie Anderson of Florida, Shirley Schultz of Oregon City, Oregon, Peggy Hamill of Wishram and Teresa Murray of Missouri; eight step grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Alice McLellen.

A memorial service was held August 1, 2015 at the Klickitat Baptist Church with a reception following.

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