Daniel Lee Clary

May 18, 1943October 8, 2020

Daniel Clary, 78, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on October 8, 2020. Born and raised in Lakeport, California, he enlisted in the military at a young age and proudly served his country. Afterwards, he returned to Lakeport to marry his lovely wife, Marlene. Together they moved to the Sacramento area where he worked in the construction trade. He was not only a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, but he was also a very caring believer in Jesus Christ. He loved to talk with anyone over Mc Donald’s coffee. Dan is survived by his wife of 54 years, his two daughters and their spouses, two granddaughters, and countless family and friends.

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Janeal Cimino

October 17, 2020

Dear Mr. C,
Some if not the majority of my fond memories of high-school revolve around you at our basketball games and playing with your daughters. Hearing you shout out your nickname for me of Captain n’ Tenille always brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. I always knew when you were there even if I did not see you. I loved having you at our games to support us and know your daughters did too! I have nothing but fond memories of you and your family. 💞 We all miss you deeply, but find comfort that you are not suffering anymore and are now in God’s presence and all you know is peace, love and joy! Until we meet again, on heavens side.
Janeal Cimino (Webster )

Rebecca Camplejohn

October 17, 2020

Dearest family! My thoughts and prayers have been with you all frequently these past weeks. Though the sorrow of saying goodbye to my Uncle Dan is presently sad to experience, my memories of him are sweet to remember. Open, generous, friendly - words to describe Uncle Dan. Coffee at Carl's Jr. (back in the day), a contagious chuckle, and building the brick patio around the pool - sweet memories of Uncle Dan. I'm so grateful for the support and safe place your family and home has been for me. Remembering --Christmas packages in Papua New Guinea, a loving home during the summer while I studied at American River College, a cool car to drive that summer, and a rescue somewhere off I-5 when my friend's car broke down! Thanks Uncle Dan for loving me well! I love you and miss you. Dear family, my heart joins you in your loss even though I can't be with you in person.

Sandi Selland

October 16, 2020

The greatest memory I have of Mr. C was how well he championed his kids. He was at every sporting event cheering them on...and, by extension, the rest of us also. He was so very proud of both of his girls and was strong enough in his manhood to show it. His deep love for his family impressed me—even as a kid.

Kash Christopher

October 15, 2020

Dan, despite our path’s not crossing for nearly 30 years, your mentorship and friendship was always present. Rest easy. You earned your keep on this earth.

Bob Moore

October 14, 2020

I remember meeting Dan at a Victory Christian High School Basketball game. I remember he was wearing a red 49ers baseball cap. He had a big smile and looked me directly in the eyes as he shook my hand. I liked him immediately. We sat next to each other and talked and laughed throughout the game. That was a very rare experience for me as I tend to be introverted and overly cautious with what I say. For years it has been difficult for me to connect to other Christian men. Dan was an exception.

I can't remember Dan ever missing a game and I made every effort to sit next to him at each one. When the referee would miss a call Dan would let him know. I remember thinking Dan was really observant and was always right when he (lovingly) shared his observation with the referee.

As I look back over my life I consider Dan to have been one of the people I was most comfortable with. He laughed, was encouraging and never judgmental.

I really liked Dan.

Gabriel Garcia

October 14, 2020

“He was a fine fellow...”

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