Arthur Joseph Clayton
Graveside services and burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside for Arthur Joseph Clayton.
Born to Hallie and Arthur Clayton on May 2, 1918 in Nampa, Idaho, Arthur died Oct. 23, 2010 at Heritage Care Center in Globe, Ariz. He was 92.
Arthur graduated from high school in Brunswick, Mo. in 1936, then majored in journalism at the University of Missouri, graduating in 1940.
Arthur became editor of the Brunswicker, a family-run newspaper, married Dorothy Hardin, and moved to Prescott, Ariz. In 1944 he joined the Army and served in Co. B 409th Infantry Regiment 103rd Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star among other honors.
In April of 1948, Arthur married Lois Ann Schnabel, his wife of 52 years. He had a long career with Trans World Airlines, beginning in Kansas City, Mo. as editor of the company newspaper, and ending three decades later as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of the Western Region, based in Los Angeles.
After retirement, the couple spent several years managing the tourist facilities at Bryce Canyon and Death Valley Scottys Castle. Around 1980 they moved to Big Pine. It was there that Lois passed away in August 2000.
Arthur moved to Globe in 2005.
He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Clayton of Spirit Lake, Iowa and Robert Clayton of Brunswick, Mo; daughter, Lynne Clayton Cooley of Globe; son, Bruce D. Clayton of Mariposa; and son, Richard C. Clayton of La Mesa, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.