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Hilltop Baptist Church
Friday January 24th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Friday January 24th, 2020

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Richard Leon Clement

Richard Leon Clement Richard Leon Clement, 68, of Green River, passed away January 15, 2020 at his home. He was born December 24, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Peter and Daisy Burleson Clement. Richard attended schools in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Austin High School. He later attended Western Wyoming Community College. He was a veteran having served during the Vietnam war with the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor for the VA before retiring. Richard was an honorary member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and a member of Hilltop Baptist Church in Green River He enjoyed fishing, rock climbing, his family, serving the community and his fellow veterans. Survivors include his daughter Tonya Shelby and her son Justin McCabe; his son Justin Ollila and his 2 sons Justin Perkins-Ollila and Zacharie Perkins-Ollila. He is preceded in death by his parents Peter and Daisy Clement, and sister Jean Ciabattari. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Hilltop Baptist Church, 405 faith Dr. , Green River. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment with military honors will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River, WY. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Clement

Tonya Shelby (Daughter) Jan 1 2021 12:18 AM

My best memory of Rich as very close friends with my brothers Dennis and Ricky as teenagers running the streets of Chicago and my moms coffee in my kitchen. I was so happy to see where the new roads took him when he left Chicago when after many many years found me on FB and we reminisced. R.I.P soldier you are a hero thank you for all you have done for our country and your fellow heroes. This news is heartbreaking

Diane Kelstrom Testa Feb 6 2020 4:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Clement

Darla Kelsey Jan 24 2020 2:45 PM

I'm proud to call Rich my friend. Richard literally saved my life 20 years ago. What an amazing man, he gave his all to help others. Richard will always have a place in my heart.

Ricky Traylor Jan 22 2020 11:17 AM

I was blessed to get to know Rich through many years of cutting his hair. We use to tease each other about who got the most out of the 1/2 hour or more of being able to visit when he would come for his appointment. If the truth be known I probably owed him more money than he paid me for his council. But then there were times when I became his sounding board when he had to release some of his stresses! I appreciated his openness and his empathy and non judgemental attitude! I'm sure he was a great counselor and was able to help alot of people during his career! He will be missed !

Gaylene Walker Jan 22 2020 2:25 AM

I am so sorry hear about Rich. He was an amazing substance abuse counselor. I loved working with him. He always made me laugh & assisted me in some really tough times. I will never forget him. May God comfort his family during this time. I will miss my friend.

Tina Weidler Jan 22 2020 12:12 AM