- June 19, 1925 - February 11, 2017
- West Covina, California
of Edwayne's Passing
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“Dear Aunt Marlene and cousins I am deeply saddened by the news of Uncle EdWayne's passing my heartfelt condolences
1 of 8 | Posted by: Darlene Clay Calder - Quartzsite, AZ
“Blessings to the Ones who have stayed Behind - Ed is Lighting The Way!
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kennith Armour - San Dimas, CA
“Dear Aunt Marlene and cousins, I love Uncle Edwayne and you. I did not get to spend time around you and my cousins, to many miles apart, know I hold...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Starla Birdsong - Oklahoma City, OK
“Ray and I are so sorry Marlene. He is with the angels now - probably giving them a chuckle. Love you.
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ray and Leslie Calvin - Fallbrook, CA
“To Marlene and the family of Ed Clay. Ed will be sorely missed, He was always so well liked, with his jokes and quick wit, he was a very smart and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Joe & Sally Maresh - West Covina, CA
“Marlene our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love Wendy, Jack and family ox
6 of 8 | Posted by: Wendy Perneroski - Fenelon falls
“Marlene I know that Mom and Dad would want me to put something here for you and Ed I know they both love Dad very much as they do you and all the...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Wendy Perneroski - Fenelon falls
“Dear Marlene and Family....Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Please accept our condolences and love to you and your family...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Russell - Family
Edwayne "Ed" Clay was born in Shamrock, Texas on June 19 1925 to Woody Lee & Lorene Marie (Wofford) Clay, the eldest of four boys. When Ed was 10 years old times were tough in Texas so his parents and Aunt & Uncle loaded up all the children and migrated to the San Joaquin Valley in Northern California in hopes of finding work. Ed spent the rest of his youth in the San Joaquin Valley. He attended Chowchilla High School, and enjoyed many class reunions through the years. Ed joined the U.S. Navy October 1943 attending boot camp and Boilermaker's School in San Diego CA. He then served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii prior to being stationed on-board the USS Geneva in the American and Asiatic-Pacific arenas transporting troops and supplies. He was Honorably discharged in May 1946 in San Pedro, CA and received the Asiatic-Pacific Area Metal, American Area Metal, and World War II Victory Metal. He was hired by San Gabriel Valley Water Co. in El Monte, CA shortly after discharge and spent his entire working years with the company, retiring with 46 years of employment in 1992. He attended Christ Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. A christian with the gift of sharing the gospel to anyone he met, and faithful servant of Jesus his entire life. A long time member of the Elk's Lodge in West Covina, CA. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends. A compassionate man with a quick wit, wonderful sense of humor, and once you met him you were a friend for life. Surrounded by family, he passed away peacefully at his home in West Covina, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 7:00 am, he was 91 years, 7 months, 23 days old.
He is survived by Marlene his loving wife of 41 years, brother Chad (Diana) Clay- Sacramento, CA. Sister-In-Laws: Lois Ann Clay- Clear Lake, WA, Minnie Clay - Bakersfield, CA. Sylvia Ezell - Glendora, CA and Millie (Birger) Stensoy - West Covina, CA. Children: Linda (Jeff) Iles- San Diego, CA. Chuck Clay - Post Falls, ID. Debbie (Ray) Meeker - Tucson, AZ. Robert (Kathy) Frost- Marana, AZ. Duane (Cindy) Frost- Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Grandchildren: Erik Griffin, Jason Clay, Josh Clay, Jennifer Durham, Robert J Frost, Christopher Frost, Samantha Frost, and Stephanie Frost. Great Grandchildren: Robbie Frost, Lilly Frost, Ty Clay, Cali Clay, Christopher Frost, Isabella Frost, Leland Frost, Madison Frost, Ian Griffin, Jonas Clay, Dawson Clay, Anna-Leigh Kozlowski and Anthony Kozlowski. Love and missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter Suzanne, brothers Woody Gene Clay, Glen Clay and parents Woody Lee and Lorene Clay.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Mortuary, Covina, California. 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA 91724
Heritage Chapel on Thursday, February 23rd at 2:30 pm. Viewing will be from 2:00 - 2:30 and at the conclusion of services prior to casket closing. Internment immediately following services.