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James Clawson

October 24, 2017


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CLAWSON, James William (Jim), 81, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Bodega Bay, California. He was born on January 23, 1936 to Ruth and Harvey Clawson in Covington, Ohio. His family eventually moved to Seattle, Washington where he spent the majority of his childhood, and graduated from Ballard High School. After high school, he joined the United States Naval Reserve and served his country as an Aviation Ordnanceman. He then went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He married Meryl Francis Clawson and pursued a successful career in banking and finance.

Jim enjoyed history, the outdoors, and sports of all kinds, especially basketball, and golf.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Meryl, and his brother Jack Clawson.

Jim is survived by his daughter Shannon Marie Clawson, his grandsons Nicholas James Clawson and James Samuel Clawson, two great-grandchildren Harvey Forrest Clawson and Savannah Faith Clawson, and his very dear friend Ardis Margison, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Jim’s family and friends will always remember his tenacious work ethic, wonderful sense of humor, kind heart, and strong moral character. He will continue to serve as a role model to those who knew him, and he will never be forgotten. We love you Poppy.

A private memorial service will be conducted in Bodega Bay, California. Please send any written condolences to or P.O. Box 232, Penngrove, CA 94951.