Friday July 31, 2015

Clifford “Vic” Victor Clampitt died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his home in Austin. He was 80.

A funeral service was held June 28 at Delta United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Delta City Cemetery.
Mr. Clampitt was born in Elkhart, Kan., July 20, 1933, to Richard and Opal (Rice) Clampitt. He spent his childhood and attended school in Elkhart, graduating from high school there in 1951. He graduated from Panhandle State University in Goodwill, Okla., in 1955.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955. He was stationed in Germany and several parts of Europe where he served as a supply and administrative sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1958.
On Oct. 3, 1959, he married Lynne Addington in Elkhart, Kan. They lived in Gunnison for many years before moving to Delta County in 1976. They celebrated 43 years of marriage before Lynne’s death in 2002.
On April 19, 2008, he married Marjolyn von Pritzelwitz van der Horst in Delta.
Mr. Clampitt was a business entrepreneur. He enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather, flying, camping and having coffee with his friends. He was a member of Delta Elks Lodge, Good Sams Club, Roundup Club, American Legion Post #6065, Panhandle University Alumni Association and Delta United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of six years,  Marjolyn of Austin; three sons, Kent (Diane) Clampitt of Eckert, Lance (Cheri) Clampitt of Manhattan, Mont., and Shane (Cindy) Clampitt of Farmington, Utah; two stepsons, David (Diane) Healy of Colorado and Matt (Ilene) Healy of Cali-
fornia; a stepdaughter, Carol (Brian) Gardner of Colorado; one sister, Dixie (Johnny) Boaldin of Elkhart, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Dane, Brittney, Vandy, Cassie, Cahle, Kesley, Chase and Sierra Clampitt; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounder Warrior Project.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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