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August 30, 2013
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Arthur Clyde Clements Jr.

Passed from this life to the next on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 6:50 p.m. He was the first of three sons born to Clyde Sr. and Leotha Hall Clements, in Los Angeles, California, on June 21, 1933. Clyde’s early childhood was spent in Oregon’s Blue Mountains, and then in the Springfield, area, where he spent his childhood playing and working with his brothers in the Oregon, wilderness he loved. In 1955 Clyde received an Honorable Discharge from the US Army where he served as a Corporal in the USAR MP canine guard during the Korean War. After the war he was employed as a tool maker at Lockheed Martin in Southern California. In February, of 1957 he met Helen Van Schoonhoven who had also grown up in the Springfield, Oregon, area, and on June 8, 1957, they were married. In 1959 they moved to Pleasant Valley, California where Clyde worked as a machinist for various saw mills and drove truck for California Gas. Employment at Roseburg Forest Products eventually drew them back to Oregon, finally settling in Myrtle Creek, where they shared their last 40 years together. Helen preceded Arthur “Clyde” in passing in April 2012. Clyde is survived by his three children: Katherine Lee; Kenneth Clements; Kimberly Maunu; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Clyde is also survived by his youngest brother Thomas Clements. Clyde was an active member of the Local VFW Post 123. Clyde enjoyed gardening, tinkering with his clocks and spending time with family. He was a devoted husband, loving father and an adoring grandfather.

A graveside military service will be held at the Roseburg, OR VA Cemetery, September 13th at 11:00 a.m.

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The News-Review Updated Aug 30, 2013 06:16PM Published Sep 11, 2013 10:33AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.