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Obituary: James (Jim) Lee Clevenger

James (Jim) Lee Clevenger

James (Jim) Lee Clevenger

James (Jim) Lee Clevenger, 91, passed away at home on Monday, April 10, 2017, in Prescott, Arizona.

He was born March 16, 1926, to Bernard Lee Clevenger and Nellie Mae Dawson in Barton, Maryland, and soon after moved to Keyser, West Virginia. Jim married his beloved wife Treva (Harold) of 61 years in 1954, who preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2015.

Jim and Treva moved to Prescott in 1965 where they raised their four children, Cynthia (Sansbury) Clevenger of San Diego, Cara Murphy of Prescott, Crista Clevenger of Prescott, and Celene Vaughan (Drew) of Prescott. He also leaves behind eight adored grandchildren, Jared, Paul (Ashe), Amy, Brett, Carly, Matt, Bryce and Alex.

Jim worked for the Bagdad copper mine retiring in 1984. Jim served in the Army from 1944 to 1946.

In his younger days he loved basketball and until the age of 26 played with the Keyser Moose team and The Cumberland Dukes professional traveling team. Just over 6-feet tall, he played center and was known as Joltin’ Jim Clevenger, a top scoreboard leader.

Jim was a kind man, loved telling a good joke and sharing stories of his youth. Our beloved father, grandfather and friend will be dearly missed.

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