Clinton Allan Blake

July 25, 1928November 2, 2012

Clinton Allan Blake passed away November 2, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Born in Stockville, Nebraska, to Edward and Maude (nee Alexander) Blake, Clinton arrived on July 25, 1928. Wanting to serve his country, Clinton asked his parents for permission in join the Army. He proudly served in the Army Air Corp during WWII, earning the WWII Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal – Japan. When he returned from the service, he married the love of his life, Priscilla “Pat” Shively. They were married on August 29, 1948 in Sutherland, Nebraska at the Methodist Church. They spent 64 years loving and adoring each other. From 1958-1991 Clinton worked and retired from a manufacturing company in New Jersey. After retirement, he built their home in Colorado. Clinton could build anything, and loved working with gadgets. He was intelligent, and logical, but had such a kind and caring side. Being quick witted, Clinton’s sense of humor carried through even the hardest times. He was active in the Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Colorado. After moving to Arizona he continued his dedication to the Lord, and joined Central Christian Church. He enjoyed being a part of the Iron Man Men’s Group. Clinton was a true example of who a man should be. Always being a positive mentor, he served as a vital role in the lives of those around him. He was an adoring husband, loving father, wonderful grandfather, and a supportive big brother. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Brant, who jogged to the pearly gates before grandpa got there so he could help St. Peter welcome him home. Together they are enjoying Godiva Chocolate, and watching over Grandma Pat. He is also preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter baby Elizabeth, and son-in-law Hugh Crooks. Clinton is survived by his beloved wife, Pat, daughters Linda Crooks, Susan Johnson, Theresa “Terri” Johnson, and Sherri Wilson, son Patrick Wilson, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, siblings June Tackett, Clifford Blake, Karen Bargell, and David Blake, and extended family Melinda Jordan. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Lund Family Hospice 1982 East Woodside Court Gilbert, Arizona 85297. A service will be held November 15, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Sundland Village East, in the Mesa Verde Room. Arrangements are entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care 400 South Power Road Mesa, Arizona 85206 (480)830-4422. Please share memories of Clinton by visiting the family’s website at


  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

Clinton Allan Blake

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December 5, 2012

Oh, Pat, Phil and I are so sorry to hear about Clint's long struggle with celiac disease and his recent death. We, too, have nothing but positive memories of our time with you in Reflections.

Phil is now on hemodialysis (which we do at home 5 days a week for 4 hours) but he is responding well to the treatments and his cardiologist is thrilled with his improvement in heart and lungs.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra and Phil Seibert

November 19, 2012

I'm so sorry you lost Clinton. As you think back on the time you shared with him, remember God's promise to bring back the good ones.

Melinda Jordan

November 16, 2012

It's incredibly hard to imagine life on this Earth without Clint. How do we continue on without access to his relentless humor, wisdom and love? Precious Mom, your tireless devotion as a wife and caregiver is a testament to your love for Dad. You two have made my life so much richer and blessed. There are so many of us who you have gathered up into your hearts! You are surrounded by the most fantastic friends and loved ones because you two have always been fantastic loving friends. I pray that all that you have given to others can be returned to you now when you need it the most, Mom. I love you both with all my heart and am forever grateful to have been able to come see you in October. I love and miss you Dad. I love you Mom and pray that you can now get some rest as you adapt and adjust - your faith and strength is utterly amazing. I love you. And you know that all the other Jordans love you too. xoxoxo

Larry & Carolyn Santarossa

November 16, 2012

My dearest friend Pat (AKA Mom),
I was blessed the day I met you at the pool we found out we were neighbors and that's where our friendship began. It wasn't too long after that I met Clint and his wit drew me in instantly. I will miss his words as I would enter your home “here comes trouble”. He made me feel loved and part of the family.
Pat you were an amazing wife and care giver to Clint. From the beginning of his illness until the end you put Clint first. I could see how tired you were at times but you kept your eyes on the Lord for your strength.
It would seem hard to visit with a man who knew he was dying but not with Clint. He would always greet Larry and I with a smile and a hug, good conversation and humor. When our visit was over he never said goodbye, it was always “see you later and thanks for coming”. We will miss Clint very much.
I could not close this without mentioning Sherri and Patrick. The love they have and have shown for both you and Clint is beyond words. It's a blessing for Larry and I to know them and call them friends.
Clint is gone from us but his life lives on in all our hearts

November 12, 2012

We will miss Clint so very much. I (Pat) had the pleasure of sharring the
same birth date, not the same year, mind you as we joked about. We were
always curious to know just what he was making now in his garage. A
nicer neighbor you couldn"t have asked for. Our Prayers, John & Patricia

November 12, 2012

Dear Pat and family, We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. I will always remember Pat, you and Clint helping me take our dog to show and tell at Stapleton for Jake after mom passed away. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Don and Linda Licking

November 11, 2012

Dear Aunt Pat, Uncle Clint was a joy to be with...always so positive and a kick in the pants! He enjoyed life and made us laugh! I always thought of him to be so smart and enjoyed picking his brain about all kinds of stuff. Thank you for everything you did for him and being there. Bill and I will miss him dearly but know he's in a better place now. We love you Uncle Clint.

Bill and Joleen Dunham (Whitefish, MT)

Jim & Bev Ellis

November 10, 2012

Dear Aunt Pat, You and Clint were so very special to us both and we are sorry we will not be there for the memorial service but after talking to you you have made it easier for not being there. We love you and will miss Clint very much. We will definately try and get out there to spend some time with you later. We love you. Jim & Bev

Jeri Blake

November 9, 2012

Dearest Aunt Pat. I am ever grateful for being able to spend time with you and Uncle Clint these last few years. I loved hearing the srories about my Dad from Uncle Clint's Big Brother point of view. Love always!!

November 9, 2012

Dear Father in heaven, thank you for allowing us time with your son Clint. He touched so many lives with his wit and intelligence, allowing anyone he met into his circle of love. May you God, be glorified through Clint's legacy for many years to come. Uncle Clint we will see you on the other side - soon but very soon. Love Cooky & Larry Shively (Phoenix AZ/ Puyallup WA)