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Clayton Claude Graham

Clayton Claude Graham passed away March 10, 2014 in Meeker, Colorado. He was born Dec. 20, 1934 in Rifle, Colorado to Elmer and Hazel Graham, the youngest of five children. He was raised in Rifle.

On July 13, 1957, he married Bonnie Johnson. Shortly after getting married, Clayton spent some time in the Army serving in the eastern states and in Germany. Together he and Bonnie had two children, Kirk and Lora. After having children, he worked in the natural gas field. The family spent a few years living in Wyoming, but they spent most of their time living in the Piceance Creek and Meeker area. Clayton also spent a few years working at ColoWyo Coal Company. Bonnie passed away August 2002.

Family was very important to Clayton, and he will be greatly missed by them. He loved being outdoors. He enjoyed spending time riding his horses, camping, and gardening. And his grandchildren loved doing these activities with him.

Clayton is survived by his son, Kirk Graham of Parachute, CO; daughter, Lora (Maurice) Henscheid of Grand Junction, CO; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Velma Hopper of Sacramento, California.

Services will be on March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Latter Day Saints in Rifle, Colorado. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado.


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