Clayton A. Carstens
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October 7, 1930 - Deember 13, 2013
Clayton A. Carstens, age 83, passed away on December 13, 2013, in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Clayton was born on October 7, 1930, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He was the son of Alex and Nona Carstens. He spent his childhood in Tucumcari, New Mexico and Meeker, Colorado. He graduated from high school in Meeker where he met his future wife, Mina LaPriel Dunn. He enlisted in the Navy in 1952, and served during the Korean Conflict. Clayton and LaPriel were married in Anacostia, Virginia in the Navel Chapel on March 7, 1953. Following his honorable discharge, they moved to Meeker, Colorado to begin their 60 years of marriage.
Clayton is survived by sons, Kelly and his wife, Kayla Carstens of Arvada, Colorado; Rand and his wife, Julie Carstens of Reseda, California; grandchildren, Kenton Alex Carstens, Kyle Andrew Carstens, and Emilee Noelle Carstens, and brother, Jim and his wife, Dawn Carstens of Palisade, Colorado.
Clayton was a gentle and caring man. He always served as a great example to family and business associates on how to lead a respected and honorable life. He cherished his family and friends and will surely be missed by them all.
A celebration of his life will be held at a grave site service in Meeker, Colorado for friends and family at a date to be determined in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Dec. 22, 2013