Gayland L. Clarke 1924 - 2008
Gayland L. Clarke, 83, of Benson, died May 3, 2008, in Cottonwood. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Defiance, Ohio, the son of George Edward and Eleanor McDermott Clarke.
Gayland graduated high school in Pontiac, Mich., (1938-1942).
Gayland worked as a papermaker with Ponperos Paper Products in Flagstaff 1965-1980. He was also a caretaker of the facilities at Skip Park; and served on numerous committees. His late wife, Lucille also worked at Skip Park in the office during her retired years.
Gayland leaves behind his son, Gayre G. Clarke (Rathe) of Flagstaff; his daughter, Deborah Karen Plump (Richard) of Lockport, N.Y.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Gayland's name to: American Cancer Society, 2724 E. Lakin, Suite 9, Flagstaff AZ 86001.
No local services are planned.
An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.