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David A. Clay, age 66, of Yuba City went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday March 8, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sacramento on January 27, 1949 to JB and Elizabeth Clay.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Debbie (Canonica), daughter Jillian Clay Mattson (Brad), son Nicholas Clay (Emily), grandson Luke Mattson, granddaughter Lainey Mattson and five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Edith Bialosky.

David was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the US Army.

David worked in the tomato processing business for over 40 years. His career began at Harter Packing. He was later employed by the Morning Star Packing Company in Williams since its start in 1995. David loved his job and considered his Morning Star Colleagues his extended family.

Davids first love was his children and grandchildren and he loved spending time with them. Faith was also very important to David and he loved God wholeheartedly. He loved fly fishing, fly tying, hunting, camping, hiking, and spending time in the outdoors. David was very involved with Boy Scouts of America and the EC Powell Fly Fishing Club where he previously served as president, he also loved to MC the club banquets. He enjoyed sharing his fly fishing skills with others and spent many hours teaching his craft. He also spent many hours serving at his church and volunteering in the community. David has a special place in the hearts of the many children that were in his wife's daycare.

David will be remembered for his gentle spirit, his soft voice, his honesty and integrity and his beloved mustache.

Davids memorial service will be held Friday, March 20th at 11 AM at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 15, 2015
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