Delvin Claymon

obituary

Delvin Claymon

Delvin A. Claymon, 81, of Amherst passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in Englewood, Colorado. 

 Delvin was born on Nov. 14, 1935 in Holyoke, Colo., to Felix Claymon and Viola Kroeger. His stepmother was Irene Claymon. 

He attended Amherst Elementary and graduated from Holyoke High School. He was in the U.S. Army for two years, from 1958-1960. He worked for Amherst COOP and was self-employed as a farmer. 

He married Shirley E. Hixon on March 26, 1966 in Grant, Nebraska. They were married for 50 years. 

He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 50 years. He enjoyed bowling, rollerskating, motorcycles, supporting 4H kids, watching football and basketball, fishing, and bingo. He collected replica farm toys and enjoyed vintage farm equipment.

 Delvin is survived by his wife Shirley Claymon; daughter Nilla Claymon; son Daren Claymon; daughter-in-law Liz Claymon; mother-in-law Virginia Hixon; sister and brother-in-law Loretta and Don Klatka; nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents Felix and Irene Claymon; birth mother Viola Kroeger; sisters Darlene Ratajack and Elaine Scott; son Darrell Claymon.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 3 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke. Interment followed at Holyoke Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Delvin’s name to the Holyoke Athletics Club for Basketball or the UMC Mission’s Fund c/o Shirley Claymon, 36521 CR 51, Amherst, CO 80721.

Tennant Funeral Home & Crematory of Holyoke was in charge of arrangements.

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