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The Fence Post obituary; Clay Shannon

Clay Shannon, 68

July 18, 1950 – May 26, 2019

Platteville, Colo.

Leland “Clay” Shannon, 68, of Platteville passed away on May 26, 2019.

He was born on July 18, 1950, in Washington, D.C., to Leland Claypool and Mary (Threlfall) Shannon.

Clay earned an associate’s degree in welding technology from Southern Colorado State College. He was a proud welder, welding instructor and volunteer firefighter for many years. He loved to golf, spend time with his family and was an avid Colorado Eagles Fan.

Survivors include his son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Kathryn; granddaughters, Paige and Haley; and the love of his life, Teri Laeger.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Mary, and sister, Colleen Ewing.

Graveside services to celebrate Clay’s life were held on May 31, 2019, at the Mizpah Cemetery Weld County Road 32, Platteville. There was a celebration of life at the Platteville Community Center following the graveside services.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the Aims Community College Foundation in Clay Shannon’s name using All donations will be given to the Aims Welding Department.

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