Clayton L. Storley

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Clayton L. Storley

Birthplace: Webster, Day County, South Dakota, United States
Death: February 28, 2017 (80)
Place of Burial: Coon Rapids, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Clarence T Storley and Ella J Storley
Brother of DeWayne Storley; Private; Private and Private

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About Clayton L. Storley

Clayton L. Storley, of Fridley, MN was 80 years of age when he passed away. He is preceded in death by parents, Clarence & Ella (Rasmussen) Storley; and brother, Dewayne Storley.Clayton was raised on a grain and cattle farm near Roslyn, SD; a 1954 graduate of Roslyn high School. He earned a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from SD State University. Clayton was drafted into the Military Service (Army) in 1959. After Basic training at Fort Riley KS, he was stationed at Rossford Ordinance Depot outside of Toledo OH. In 1962 after discharge from the military, Clay started working in New Brighton, MN for Remington Rand Univac, as a test engineer. He retired after 34 years, most of his employment was spent in the Supplier Quality and Procurement.Clay's hobbies were woodworking, sports and volunteering. He created numerous wooden items: toys, cradles, benches, puzzles and wood hangings. He worked along with several other volunteers with TLC toys to build wooden toys for needy kids, giving away around 6,000 toys each Christmas. Their goal was to turn scrap wood into a smile on a child's face. After hurricane Katrina Clay he had the opportunity to visit New Orleans and distribute toys to children who had lost everything. Clay coached youth sports for over 20 years, primarily in baseball. He felt he could make a positive impact in a child's life by teaching and working with youth in a team environment. He helped form the Fridley youth Sports Assoc (FYSA) and the Fridley Babe Ruth Baseball Leagues. Clay received the "John H. Gargaro Distinguished Service Award" in 1998, and also served on the Board of the Fridley Schools Foundation.After his years of coaching he was looking for a way to stay active in his community and continue his legacy of giving back. A friend introduced him to Lionism, he joined Fridley Lions club in 1986. He served on the Board of Directors of The Fridley Lions club for 7 years, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Vice President and President. He was also Zone chair, district Leadership Chair, Moderator at the USA / Canada Forum in 2002, Chaired the 2003 Mid-winter convention, Lions International Convention committee, and served as District MERLO Team Chair in 2004. He was elected Governor of Lions district 5M-7 in 2000. Clay was priviledged to go to Guatemala to deliver eye glasses to needy individuals, many walked for days for the opportunity to get a pair of eye glasses. He was awarded numerous honors while serving in the Lions organization:Lion of the Year twice ~ 100% Club Presidents Award ~ Melvin Jones Award 3 times ~ 100% District Governor Award ~ Lions International Presidents Appreciation Award ~ Lions International Presidents Leadership Medal ~ Helen Keller Award* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 1 2018, 2:11:26 UTC

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Clayton L. Storley's Timeline

December 3, 1936
Webster, Day County, South Dakota, United States
February 28, 2017
Age 80
Coon Rapids, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States