Arnold Clawson |

Arnold Clawson

Arnold “Kale” Clawson, 77, of Brookings, Ore., died Monday, July 22, at home from complications of heart disease.

Inurnment will be in Salt Lake City.

He was born Jan. 20, 1925, in American Fork, Utah, to Arnold N. and Thora West Clawson. He graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City with a degree in business administration. He was a U.S. Navy aviator during World War II and in the Korean War. He served in active and reserve duty for 19 years. He was a resident of Rough and Ready from 1987 to 1998.

He was an outdoorsman and an avid hunter, boater and fisherman. He owned a resort in West Yellowstone, Mont., for 27 years before retiring to the Brookings area in 1998. He was a member of the American Legion for more than 50 years, serving three times as commander of Post 78. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Lodge 1934.

He is survived by his wife, Terry Clawson of Brookings, Ore.; daughter, Colleen Kearns McCann of Seattle; sons Arnie Clawson of West Yellowstone, Mont., and Scott Clawson of Careywood, Idaho; brother Don W. Clawson of Sandy, Utah; cousins Kurt and Shirley Irwin of Nevada City; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ralph Clawson; and son Michael Clawson.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Redwood Memorial Chapel in Brookings, Ore.

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