Don Steven Clemens passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 on his way back to see the love of his life, Shelli Dawn Clemens.
Don was born in Nampa 9-23-56 and married Shelli 2-24-79. He graduated from Vallivue High School. Don proudly joined the Idaho National Guard achieving a rank of Master Sergeant. Serving our country for over 30 years, he voluntarily deployed to active war zones overseas multiple times and nearly every US state and territory. He earned multiple medals, achievements, honors, ribbons, and awards. Together with his wife, he explored the Orient, Europe, Central, South, & North Americas. He was a man of adventure: riding elephants in the Indonesian jungle, zip-lining through tropical rainforest canopies all the way down an active volcano, participating in a National Geographic bird research, exploring oriental temples, camping, & white water rafting. He was the only Air Guard Member to have worked on each of the actual display planes on Base. He excelled as crew chief on F-4 Phantoms, C-130 Hercules, & A-10 Warthogs.
He loved his family deeply. Survived by father Donald (Jan); sister Debbie (Dean) Vaughn child Monika; brother Darrel (Becky) Clemens children Justin (Mindy) daughter Aubrey, Jennifer (Robbie) son Easton; & sister Diane (Ken) Wood. Also survived and equally loved by mother-in-law Jean Morris, his sisters & brothers -in-law Dana (Todd) Ellis daughters Baili and Brittany son Hurley; and Kim (Carl) Horn sons Colton and Cade. Predeceased by mother Charlotte Clemens & father-in-law, Jerry Morris.
A viewing for Don will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 29, 2013, 1:00pm at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. A graveside service will follow at 3:00pm at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise.
Don's online guestbook can be found at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Apr. 25, 2013