Almeda Camille Perry Clontz
Born: January 25th, 1946, Passed: October 11th, 2023
Almeda Camille Perry Clontz was born to John Wesley Perry and Mary Hugh Jacobsen. Daughter, sister, aunt, wife of Sheldon Dean Clontz for 56 years, a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mom grew up working on the Perry farm with the rest of her family. She enjoyed having a good challenge, always seeing who could finish first with whatever task may be at hand. She especially enjoyed selling produce at the Perry Stand. Fun fact the Perry Fruit Stand was the very first fruit stand on HWY 89. She had a great love of playing Rook, she loved the twinkle in grandpa's eyes along with his laughter and anyone who got caught cheating they were blamed for pulling a “Mary Perry”. I can tell you the love of this game was taught to us. Mother found great joy in bringing us together for all games to hear the banter and laughter, however it was often a tie between mother and Ashley who would be awarded "Mary Perry". We treasured those moments, along with many, many, other memories and we'll miss them, love and treasure them all. There's no doubt about it, our mother had her own beliefs and loved to debate ANYTHING!
Uncle Brenton remembers mom and dad getting to watch his baseball games. Talking about Uncle John's race car driving. Staying in California with Aunt Carolyn and years later traveling to Mexico with Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Dean, mom and granddaughter Ashley. Uncle Bruce has been kicked out of our mother's house more than one can count but also invited back just as many. Mom often bragging up a storm about Uncle Evan’s voice and times she and dad often visited him. She remembered Aunt Marilyn and Aunt Mary Catherine for very different and special reasons.
We know that our mother loved her family. Mom met dad at the DDO (department of defense). Dad tried many times to take my mom fishing, but she was too girly and would rather sit with the other wives, but there were other good times to be had. I'm sure each one has their own or several special memories. I chose a particular memory of my mom and Ashley, a summer of double trouble. True Ashley was a talented little writer and mom would have her write screenplays, hours later mom would ask Ashley 'show me happy' 'show me surprised' going through each emotion and laughing their heads off. My mother would want Ashley to know how proud and how very much she was loved.
When my mother first arrived Oct. 8 at the Holy Cross Davis Emergency we were very blessed that we could communicate with her, there were a lot of very tender moments, tears and family members she was trying to locate. Our mother never spent a day or night alone. She brought us all closer and surrounded us with her love and the love we had for everyone in her room.
Camille is survived by her husband Sheldon Dean Clontz; children: Marilyn Kimberly Parriott (Craig), Val Wesley Clontz, James Dean Clontz; three grandchildren: Ashley Charlynn Waldron (Kirk), Rachel Oliva Parriott, Gage Kenneth Parriott; great- grandchildren: Evelyn Rae Waldron, Claire Aida Waldron and Violet Sophia Parriott; sibling: Mary Catherine Wilson, Bruce Perry and Brenton Perry. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Brent Wayne Perry, Buddy Perry, Marylin Perry, John Perry and Evan Perry.
Upon our mother's request there will be no services.