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Arlo J. Clayburn

January 30, 1939 — January 19, 2020

Arlo J. Clayburn passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020. After bravely facing many health problems over the last years, including winning the battle against cancer, ultimately his heart and kidneys failed.


Arlo was born January 30, 1939 in Rexburg, Idaho, the second of four children to Merrill and Elda (Josephson) Clayburn. The family eventually settled near Driggs where he graduation from Teton High School in 1957. He served our country in both the Army and in the National Guard. After his military service, he moved to Wyoming where he worked for the state highway department.


Arlo moved to Sandpoint in 1973. He didn’t have a job, but soon found work with Peak Paving. The story goes that he went into the Peak office every day asking for a job until he finally wore them down and they hired him. He spent the next 30 years working with Peak/Interstate asphalt, many of which he operated the asphalt plant. He retired in 2003.


In retirement, Arlo enjoyed the simple things in life: mowing the lawn on his riding mower, going to the casino, cooking and modifying recipes, and an occasional camping trip.


He is survived by his wife Patricia at their home in Sandpoint, daughter Arleen Hepner of Hayden, sons Chris Clayburn (Kelly) of Three Forks, MT and Casey Clayburn (Jolyn) of Kootenai, step-son Doug Davis (Denise) of Moscow, and special daughter-in-law Rusty McKitrick. He has 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Merrell and Laron, sister Maxine, and son Robin.


There will be a graveside service and celebration of life in the spring on a date to be decided.

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