Clay, Leslie L. (December 31, 1930 - April 2, 1977)

Last rites held for Leslie Clay

Douglas Budget - April 14, 1977

Services for Leslie L. Clay, 46, of Casper were held at the First United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Harry Randall III officiated with burial in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Clay died Saturday, April 2, at Natrona County Memorial Hospital from an apparent heart attack.

He was born Dec. 31, 1930, at Douglas.

While attending schools at Sheridan, he spent many summers working for the OW Ranch of the Kendrick Cattle Co. A year after graduation, he enlisted in the Navy serving "with distinction" for four years in the Phillipines.

He was a heavy equipment mechanic and had traveled statewide. At the time of his death, he was employed as a diesel mechanic at the Shirley Basin Mine.

On Nov. 11, 1959, he married Lauretta Juen at Casper.

He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 400 and had served as a business agent for several years.

Besides the widow, Lauretta, of the family home, he is survived by two sons, Scott J. and John Leslie, both of Laramie; two stepdaughters, Laura and Rhea Zavada, and two stepsons, Eric and Ivan, all of Casper. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Mae Clay Manning of Douglas.; one brother, Davey L. Clay of Laramie and his grandmother, Mrs. J.L. Clay of Springfield, Mo.

The Stark-Lapham Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of arrangements. Memorials to the Blue Envelope Fund would be equally appreciated by the family.

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