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Forest Clayton Stalnaker

1946 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
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Forest Clayton (Clay) Stalnaker

August 5, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Clay was born in his home in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 5, 1946 to Forest Stalnaker and Pearlie Neeley Stalnaker. He was raised and worked in Indianapolis until he moved to Salem, Oregon in 1980. Through the Salvation Army he met Jesus, his Savior and Lord and his life changed dramatically. He lived life to the fullest and always had a generous heart and positive attitude. Among his favorite things to do were ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, making jewelry, cooking.. especially fudge, dressing his dog Chloe in colorful outfits and gardening. He was a master gardner who could turn a desert into an oasis full of foliage, fruits and vegetables which he loved to share with others. On January 18, 2014 he married his longtime friend Anna Kelley. He is survived by his wife Anna Kelley of Salem, OR; daughter, Tina Coffin of Indianapolis, IN; brother Charles Stalnaker of Salem, OR; sister-in-law Susan Stalnaker of Salem, OR; brother Roger Stalnaker of Indianapolis, IN; 3 grandchildren, nephew Kristopher Stalnaker of Salem, OR; niece Vikki Young of Redmond, OR; and several great nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 11:00am at Sunnyslope Christian Reformed Church, 197 Hrubetz Rd. SE, Salem with lunch to follow.

Published in StatesmanJournal on July 29, 2014
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