Clifford "Stan" Standlee Sr.

Clifford “Stan” Standlee Sr. of Canon City died Dec. 23, 2002. He was 81.

He was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Berryville, Ark., to Olga Ruth Gardenhire and Clifford Paul Standlee.

He graduated from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Kan., in 1939, and attended Fort Scott Junior College.

Mr. Standlee served in the Navy in World War II.

He worked in the oil shale projects at Parachute, with North American Aviation in southern California, and then worked in heavy construction, particularly dams and highways. He retired in 1984.

He was married to Ruth A. Marling on Jan. 10, 1944. They were later divorced.

He married Anita Lynch in the 1970s. They were later divorced.

Mr. Standlee is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ron DeGeus of Glenwood Springs; by a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Ethel Standlee of Broken Arrow, Okla., by sisters Dorothy Redmon and Bernice Blades; and by four grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Dec. 27 at Wilson Memorial Chapel in Canon City, with the Rev. Dale Dieter officiating.

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