Obituary: Clayton Ward Foglesong
Clayton Ward Foglesong
Clayton Ward Foglesong, 88, of Quincy, died peacefully on January 30, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1930, in Missouri. Clayton was the seventh of 10 children.
When he was 13 he moved to Washington to work on his sister’s dairy farm. He eventually went back to Missouri to marry his childhood sweetheart and neighbor, Elizabeth Ann Dodson, whom he won over despite her initial impression of him as ornery. They were married on December 8, 1950.
Clayton convinced Ann to venture west and they eventually settled in Quincy in 1961, where they raised four boys. Clayton was a successful farmer and businessman, and in true farmer fashion he continued to help his boys with the farm long after his retirement.
Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, his nine siblings, his oldest son, Jim, and his grandson Jay.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years; three sons, John (Vicky), Bill, and Jack (Velma); daughter-in-law Arlene; five grandchildren, Craig, Lisa (Tim), Jill (Anthony), Lance (Laura), and Austin; great-grandson Clayton; and “adopted” son Jacob Torrez.
In accordance with Clayton’s wishes, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that anyone who wishes to donate send their contribution to:
George Community Hall Roof Fund
in Memoriam Clayton Foglesong
P.O. Box 5064
George, WA 98824
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.