George E. Clemons
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George E. Clemons
George E. Clemons, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughter and extended family on April 22, 2021, at Ramsey Village in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa.
George was born to James Clifford Clemons and Agnes Freeman Clemons on May 25, 1933, in Newton, Iowa. George graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agronomy. He was a Cyclone booster his entire life. George worked in farming and agribusiness throughout his life until he retired.
George was married to Mary Lou Formaro of Des Moines, Iowa, and they resided in Ankeny, Iowa. George was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; and brother, James Clifford Clemons Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Sheri Clemons of New York City; sister, Linda Adler of Lexington, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Tom (Karen) Formaro of Des Moines, Iowa; niece, Kim (Chris) Miller; great-nephews, Joey Miller and Tommy (Cortney) Miller; and great-great-nephew, Addison James.
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Published in Ames Tribune from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2021.
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April 29, 2021
One of my and my father's fondest memories of George was him trying to learn to water ski. Daddy took George and his first wife boating with Mother and me one day up to Clear Lake. After I had skiied, George said he would like to learn how. So we put the ski vest on him (it gapped by at least 4" across his chest) and George jumped into the lake; we tossed the skis to him and he tried and tried and tried to put them on -- to no avail. So, Daddy finally suggested that he get back into the boat so we could figure out what the problem was. As George was swimming to the boat, Beverly casually said, "You know, Bob, George doesn't swim a stroke." Daddy about had a heart attack!! He couldn't get him back in the boat fast enough!

I will miss his smile, his laugh, and that can-do attitude!
Victoria Van Voorhis
April 29, 2021
Shari -- I am so very saddened by the news of your dad's passing. What a wonderful man he was. My deepest condolences.
Victoria Van Voorhis
April 26, 2021
In loving memory of Uncle George from Gary, Linda, children and grandchildren.
Gary Clemons
April 26, 2021
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