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Clyde Nottingham
Clyde Walter Nottingham, 92, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Lake Havasu City. He was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Everett, Kansas, to Robert Whitley (Whit), and Dorothy Jane (Dora) Nottingham.

When he was 7 years old, his father drove a Model T Ford with his wife, three children and all their belongings from Everett to Escalon, with several work stops in between.

Mr. Nottingham proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 1st Cavalry, stationed in Japan. He was a member of the American Legion in Albany, Calif., for more than 20 years.

He was self-employed, servicing big rig trucks in the East Bay Area of California for 20 years.

He married Lois Swanson on Nov. 30, 1996. On Mothers Day 2003, they moved to Lake Havasu City from Albany, where he had lived for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughter, Gail Smith, of Ojai; sons, Roger (Eng), of San Francisco and Ray (Roxanne Drake), of Long Beach; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four step-children, Lou Ann Frazier, of Las Vegas, Kevin (Sandy) Swanson, of Los Gatos, Ty Swanson of Redwood City and Ben (Kathie) Swanson of Flagstaff; nine step grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, step nieces, step nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances, of 52 years.

Mr. Nottingham was a family man and loved having family around. He had great love and concern for everyone.

Memorial services will be held at St. Michael's United Methodist Church Saturday at l p.m.

Memorials may be sent to the Escalon Historical Society, P.O. Box 193, Escalon, CA 95320.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Oct. 24, 2007