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Daniel Jay Clemons

Daniel Jay Clemons, age 71, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, May 12th. He was born in Portland, Oregon to Clinton Wayne and Norma Rosalee Clemons on February 13, 1946. He has lived in Roseburg and Salem Oregon, Flint, Michigan, San Diego, California and for the last 10 years in Grants Pass. After graduating from Roseburg High School in 1964 he was a DJ at KYES in Roseburg. He moved his family to Flint, Michigan in 1967 and found a home at the local radio station WTRX for several years. In 1976 he joined Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co, transferring to the San Diego office in 1986. He started Retirement Planning Resources in 1991 and sold that practice in 2006 when he retired. Dan's favorite pastimes were flying his airplane locally and an occasional cross-country, riding his Honda Forza scooter around the back roads of Grants Pass, collecting aviation memorabilia, teaching 10 years of high school seniors at Roseburg and North Valley High Schools how to manage their own money, nurturing the redwood trees he planted around his home, writing "Manage your Own Money" and "The Northwest Migration" which is a collection of biographies of many family ancestors and living members, hosting family reunions, connecting with friends, and researching various topics of interest. He was always up to something. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Surviving him are his daughters, Corina (Byron) Miller of Portland, Mary Ann (Nic) Hawken of Tigard, half-sisters Connie (Al) Scevers of Sutherlin, and Shelly Curtis of Tuscon, AZ, grandchildren, Amber and Matthew Shively and Ben and Gavin Hawken, and nieces, nephews and many cousins scattered throughout Oregon and Washington. Visitation will be at Stephens Family Chapel on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9 to 10:30 am. A Funeral service will begin at 11am. Private burial will take place at Roseburg Memorial Gardens in Roseburg, Oregon. Dan felt strongly about helping innocent animals. Donations can be made in his memory to Wild Life Images, Rogue Valley Humane Society or Josephine County Animal Control all in Grants Pass or Best Friends Animal Society at bestfriends.org.

Visitation Details

Friday, May 19th, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am, Stephans Family Chapel

Service Information

Friday, May 19th, 2017 11:00am, Stephans Family Chapel

Interment Details

Roseburg Memorial Gardens

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I'm so saddened by the passing of Dan Clemons. I just learned of this. Dan and I worked together at WTRX-AM Radio, Flint, Michigan from 1967 thru 1971. I remember him helping me learn the "ropes" of a new station. He was just a friendly guy. As you can't put up photos here, I've got a couple of hot links to photos of Dan, you might like to see. https://www.appleson.com/photog17.htm and https://www.appleson.com/photog20.htm You may have to scroll down to see them. I haven't seen Dan in 50 years, but I remember him, warmly. RIP Dandy Dan. Sincerely, Patrick G. Appleson, KN4KWC, Hickory, NC.

Pat Appleson Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

I will fly again one day with Dan. For over 30 years we have become great friends - rarely meeting in person, a little more frequent with phone conversation, but there has rarely been a day that passed without our email messages. We must have fixed every problem known to man over the years. I shall miss him every day until I too move along. So long for now Bro - remember Fly low and slow and don't tip on the turns.

Bill Porter May 20 2017 12:00 AM

Praying for strength with the loss of your dad and grandfather. Dan an I grew up in Roseburg going to the same church and Sunday school. First Assembly of God. Dan's mom was Rose was our Sunday school teacher in second and third grade. Lots of wonderful memories. I remember listening to the Mark Twain Radio shoe every afternoon in high school. Most of the kids thought he was a big time celebrity. After high school I moved to North Dakota, so we lost track of each other, but had a great reunion at our 50th High School reunion. Dan was a special man and I'm glad to have Him as a friend. I was surprised to hear of his passing. Gary

Gary Riffe May 19 2017 12:00 AM

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