Clayton, Everett D. (August 11, 1917 - January 18, 1960)


Douglas Budget - January 28, 1960

Everett D. Clayton was born August 11, 1917 at Glenrock, Wyoming, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clayton. He died January 18, 1960, in a car-train collision near his home at Brighton, Colorado.

Mr. Clayton attended schools in Glenrock, Wyoming and served in World War II in the medical Corps, and served overseas in the Pacific Theatre. He was married to Betty J. Hamman in San Antonio, Texas on October 14, 1942 and to this union were born four children, all of whom survive. Before moving to Brighton, the family lived for a time at Derby, Colorado.

He was active in community and civic affairs, serving as Boy Scout commissioner and 4-H leader. He was a member of the Grange, 7th degree, and of the Baptist Church.

Besides his wife, Betty, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dee Lue Leaf of Denver; and Jill Cheryl, of the family home; two sons, Earl Waine (Skippy), and Rick E., also at home; his mother Mrs. Gertrude Clayton, of Douglas. His father preceded him in death last year.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 20, at the Baptist Church in Adams City, Colorado, with the Rev. Paul Seanor officiating. Burial was in Douglas Park Cemetery in Douglas January 21 with the Rev. Forrest Miller of Christ Episcopal Church conducting the graveside service. Pallbearers were members of the 1OOF Lodge of Douglas.

Those from out-of-town who attended the burial service were Mrs. Irene Hajney and Harlo Lythgoe, both of Denver.


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