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Eldon L. Clayton

April 11, 1930 - January 19, 2008

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Eldon L. Clayton, age 77, passed away Saturday. He was born in Trent, Oregon to Loyd and Edna Clayton.

He went to grade school in LaComb, Salt Lake, and then later in Lebanon.

Eldon moved to West Scio and went to work in a sawmill. He married Donna Magarrell in 1949 in Scio. They lived in Shelburn where built a house. They had a son, Ramon, and moved to Blodgett in 1960, where he logged with his father. In 1969 they had another son, Brett Clayton. He was then driving his own log truck. Eldon divorced after 54 years in 2003. He moved to Tanget, and then later to Sweet Home, where he passed away.

He was a past Grand at Scio Oddfellows Lodge. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, and riding snow mobiles and driving antique cars.

Eldon is survived by his son, Brett Clayton, of Sweet Home; brother, Ronald Clayton, of Lebanon; one sister, Joyce Spencer, of Grants Pass; and aunt and uncle, Jessie and Glenn Clayton.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ramon Loyd, in 1963.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.