William 'Bill' Wessley Clanton, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Klamath Falls, Ore., with family by his side. Bill was born in San Jose, Calif., Sept. 16, 1931. Bill was raised in San Jose, while graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School. He married Edwina Yvonne Teller, Sept. 5, 1950 in Tracy, Calif. Bill received his associate degree at San Jose City College. He was a career firefighter and law enforcement officer in Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District and served as a law enforcement officer in Santa Clara, Lassen and Modoc counties and then as a ranger at the Lava Beds National Monument. Bill's hobbies were ranching and socializing with many friends. Bill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Erin Mary and Wayne Criss of Macdoel, Calif.; his son, Bill of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and two grandchildren. In 2012, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Edwina Clanton. A celebration of life service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 2680 Memorial Drive. Burial will follow at the Merrill IOOF Cemetery, Merrill, Ore. Memorial donations may be made to Klamath Hospice, 4745 S. 6th St., Klamath Falls, OR. 97603, 541-882-2902. Arrangements are by Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, now located at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 541-883-3458.
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Published in Herald And News on Aug. 31, 2014