In Memory

James Clawson - Class Of 1946

James R. Clawson, 83, passed away on December 12, 2011 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He was born on October 08, 1928 in Delphi, IN. to Glae and Lela (Nelson) Clawson.

Mr. Clawson graduated from Delphi High School in 1946 and attended Indiana University while in Military Service. He married his late wife, Charlotte M. Ridgeway on August 13, 1951 in Clarksville, TN. They were married for 47 years before her passing. He joined the Indiana State Guard then the National Guard before transitioning to the regular Army. He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He spent 11 years in overseas assignments and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, senior Parachute and Glider Badges as well as 2 Bronze Stars, Air Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, Vietnamese Honor Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and several other Awards and decorations.

MSG Clawson joined the National Park service in 1978 and served in various positions at Olympic National Park for 15 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Delphi and a life member of VFW Post 9401 in Lake Havasu City.

MSG Clawson in survived by his wife, Ethel Meta-Kendall Clawson of Lake Havasu City, AZ.; daughters, Sandra Ternet of La Otto, IN, Brenda Roland, June Alberts and Toni Clawson, all of Olympic Peninsular, WA.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Charlotte Clawson, his parents and a daughter, Robin L. Porter.

MSG Clawson was cremated and his ashes scattered at his favorite place. Memorial service will be held at the VFW Post 9401 on January 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Hospice of Havasu for their kindness and support through James's illness.


Funeral Home:

Lake Havasu Mortuary & Crematory

2225 North Kiowa Blvd.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, UNITED STATES