Clinton C. Claiser passed away on June 2, 2016, in Windsor. He was born in Climax, Saskatchewan, Canada to Edward Dell Claiser and Pharrie Mabel (Stewart) Claiser. He was the fourth of six children and was the last of his generation.
He was a proud 1941 graduate of Cromwell High School, where he played on the state championship basketball team. He married Ruby Margaret Walton on Aug. 12, 1944, in Troy, Kansas. They lived and raised their family in southwest Iowa, where their children Bonnie Marie (1945), Roger Steven (1946), Connie Margaret (1952), Davy Dell (1955) and Cindy Sue (1957) were born. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2007, and daughters, Bonnie, in 1998, and Cindy in 1962.
Clinton and Ruby moved to Livermore in 1991 and lived on or near the Roberts Ranch – which was part of the family history since the 1930s. Clinton also loved “fishing, bear chasing, mountain hiking, rock hunting, ranch hand, Cat operator, getting his hands dirty and building things, just doing ‘whatever blew his hair’ as he used to say,” said one of his granddaughters. “His sense of adventure and love of the outdoors will never leave me.”
He leaves behind and will be missed by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews, friends and acquaintances. His legacy and memories will go with us all into the future.
Graveside services were held Aug. 19 at Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Iowa.