OBITUARY: Gregory S. Clanton
64, formerly of Moscow
Posted on: Thursday, December 03, 2009 - The Dailey News
Gregory S. Clanton was born in Boise on Dec. 11, 1945. He passed away at his home in San Marcos, Calif., after a long bout with cancer on Nov. 16, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of San Marcos, Calif.; his mother, Dorothy Clanton; his sister, Carolyn Remington; a daughter, Tracy (Shane) Stavros; a grandson, Zachary; a niece Stephanie Remington-Dill all of Moscow; a niece Alissa McMinn of Rigby, Idaho; and a nephew, George Remington of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Greg grew up in Moscow where he attended school and later worked as a landscaper at the University of Idaho. He married Peggy Anderson Nov. 30, 1971. Greg loved the water, especially Lake Coeur d'Alene. He and Peggy spent many happy hours in Harrison at the family cabin boating, skiing, spending time with family and friends and driving around enjoying the natural splendor of the area. Taking rides - long or short - was something Greg found pleasure in doing all his life.
Greg and Peggy moved to Rigby in 1972. Greg's hobbies were bowling, shooting pool, golfing and watching football. He enjoyed doing home improvements and yard projects; any project he undertook was always done perfectly. Greg was a stockholder at the Jefferson Hills Golf Course and served on the board of directors. He formed many lasting friendships there. He and his buddies had hours of fun on and off the golf course.
Knowing what was going on in the world was very important to him. Greg always kept up on politics and current events and would gladly share his opinion with anyone who would listen, especially if he thought he could get the "best of them".
Greg's dry sense of humor, quiet irascible wit, bull-headed ways and the sly glint in his eye will be missed. He was lovingly known as a rascal and a scoundrel to his friends and family.
Greg's favorite activity the past two summers was camping with his niece, Alissa (Jonathan) McMinn and his great-nieces, Tiffany and Sydney. These were special times for him.
Greg and Peggy bought a summer home in San Marcos 10 years ago, and it soon became their permanent home. They loved the warm climate and the friendly people made them feel welcome immediately, especially their dear friend, Barbara Andrews, whom he and Peggy spent endless hours of fun with.
Greg spent the last few weeks of his life arranging for his family to spend the holidays with him and Peggy in San Marcos and Borrego Springs. He had planned activities for everyone, and in his honor and loving memory the family will be going ahead with Greg's plans. Memorial services will be held in San Marcos and in Rigby at later dates.
Henry David Thoreau best described Greg in the following quote, and this is how we will lovingly remember him, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."