CLAY AUSTIN DILBECK Having placed his faith in our Lord and Savior earlier in life, Clay entered into the joy of his Master on June 21, 2012. He will be remembered as "Selfless with a heart of gold, and a heart for God." "He was a fisher of men and a friend to those in need." Born in Barstow on July 25, 1974, Clay was a graduate of Barstow High School (class of 1993), and lived his entire life here. He began his employment with BNSF Railway in 1994, and worked with the Barstow Classification Yard, serving 18 years of continuous service. He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church, and was baptized in the church on January 30, 2008. He was also called by God to serve in several church programs including "Celebrate Recovery," and "The Office of Helps." He loved reading the Holy Bible, and enjoyed other free time as a mountain biker, snowboarder, cooking a great meal and entertaining friends. Just recently on June 15, 2012, Clay hosted a family gathering to celebrate his mother's retirement and birthday, his older brother's birthday, as well as the up-coming Father's Day. Clay is survived by his daughter Kaylee Nichole Dilbeck of Phoenix, AZ., his parents Michael and Donna Dilbeck of Barstow, CA., a brother Michael Dilbeck Jr. of Yucaipa, CA., a sister Dana Clem of Junction City, KS., brothers Dean, Lane and Luke Dilbeck all of Barstow, CA., 13 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carl and Florence Linder, from Kingman, AZ. A Celebration of Clay's Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday July 2, 2012, at New Life Fellowship, 134 West Main in Barstow. Arrangements entrusted to Horizon Memorial Services of Barstow.
Published in the Daily Press from June 29 to June 30, 2012