Larry L. Clendenen


Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2002

Longtime Anchor Point resident Larry L. Clendenen died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 79.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point.

Mr. Clendenen was born June 27, 1923, in Downy, Calif. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 8, 1942. He served in France and Germany during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 4, 1945.

In March 1947, he moved to Anchor Point. He worked in construction, was a guide outfitter, commercial fisher and saddle maker. He retired from fishing in 1983.

Mr. Clendenen was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska, Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, Anchor Point Senior Citizens-Disabled and American Veterans. He also participated in the rodeo, Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and Anchor Point dog racing.

Mr. Clendenen's hobbies included horses, mules, hunting, guiding and boating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Verna Clendenen.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Inez Clendenen of Anchor Point; son, Leroy Clendenen of Anacortes, Wash.; daughter, Gail Daly of Safford, Ariz.; grandchildren, Tony Clendenen of Soldotna, Naomi Ellis of Oak Harbor, Wash., Dana Clendenen of Anchor Point, Wade Carroll of Anchorage, Robert Carroll of Austin, Texas, and Tammy Daly of Austin; seven great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and sisters, Shirley Chernoff of Quartzsite, Ariz., and Betty Miller of Homer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Anchor Point Senior Citizens Center.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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