Clarence was born in
Bellingham, WA and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1957.
He began working on the Dams and Highway 30.
In 1960 he met Karen Kallunki in Clatskanie and they were
married. They moved
to California where Clarence went to work as a police officer.
They returned to the Salem area and he continued in Law
opened his own Alarm Company and later worked for Trails End RV
parks in construction. He spent some time managing a resort in
Michigan. He again
returned to Oregon and retired from the Oregon State Police as an
Auditor. He loved
hunting, golf and getting together with friends and family.
He is survived by his
daughter, Michelle Jarnagin; son, Michael E. Griffith; sisters,
Charleen Johnson, Mona Frank;
and former wife, Karen and 3 grandchildren and 2 great
At Clarence's request
there will be a Wake, May 15, at 1:30p.m. at the Elks Lodge #336,
2336 Turner Road SE Salem, OR 97302. Contributions
to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements
by Weddle Funeral Services.