Passing of Alumnus Charles G. Clough

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Apr 30, 2010 by Natalie Corbin | 0 Comments

Charles G. Clough, 93, died April 8, in Colton, Ore.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1916, in Hemingford, Neb., to Lester J. and Emma E. (Fosdick) Clough. His family moved to Denver when he was four and operated a candy store there. He graduated from North Denver High School and married his high-school sweetheart, Dorothy J. Slusher.

Shortly after the birth of their third child, Chuck was to be drafted, so he joined the Marines and spent two years in Hawaii during World War II.

Following his term of service, Chuck enrolled in Rockmont College in Colorado and earned his bachelor's degree. He also attended the Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary while working for the Colorado State Children's Home as a placement officer to adoptive homes.

He started Bethesda Baptist Church in Aurora, Colo., where he served for four years. Two more children were born to the family while serving there. In 1956, he accepted a call as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Chugwater.

In 1963, Dorothy died, but with the help and counsel of godly friends, he met Glada M. Nordyke and they were married in December of 1963. She became a wife, mother, grandmother and pastor's wife all with one "I do."

Chuck served as pastor at Chugwater for 27 years. After his retirement, he filled the pulpit numerous times in churches in the area and also served as interim pastor in several churches.

During his time in Wyoming, Chuck served on the camp board, the cemetery board, the Chugwater Historical Society, the Chugwater Town Council and was an EMT with the fire department. He also did construction and remodeling work in homes around the community as well as at the church.

He enjoyed woodworking and turned out many bowls, candlesticks and small decorative urns, which he gave to family and friends.

He enjoyed gardening and always had a vegetable garden from which he shared with friends and neighbors.

He liked writing inspirational articles and stories about his growing up years; and he was known for his repertoire of jokes and funny stories that he shared with family and friends.

In 2008, Chuck and Glada moved to Oregon to be closer to family. They became members of Grace Church in Molalla, Ore., and enjoyed their fellowship there.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy and his daughter Charlene.

He is survived by his wife Glada; his son David of Wyoming; his daughters, Patricia Dockter (Charles) of Arizona, MaryJo Stanbro (Duane) of Oregon and Rebecca Gabriel (Tracy North), of Oregon; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

(From: Wyonming Tribune Eage Online)

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