William “Bill” George Clement, age 92, of Westminster, Colorado, peacefully passed away in the early hours of November 1, 2018. Born in Denver, Colorado on October 1, 1926, he was a proud third generation native of Colorado. Bill is survived by his son, Mitchell Clement of Wheat Ridge, and daughter, Catherine Clement Elliott (Tom) of Golden; grandchildren Jennifer Elliott and Melissa Elliott Davis (Chris); and great-grandchild Kaylei McNall – all of whom reside in the Denver area. He is also survived by his brother, Chuck James (Shirley) of Lakewood. Bill is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Price Clement and by his parents James Howard Clement and Olivine Gray James.
Bill grew up in the Denver area and attended West High School. He joined the Navy in 1944 and served in the South Pacific during WWII. After the war, he and Jackie got married and started their family in Englewood, Colorado. After working for a time at Black Gold Oil, Bill took a position with Burt Chevrolet, where he worked for many years and earned numerous sales awards and recognition in Chevrolet’s Truck Hall of Fame. During this time, Bill was also an active member of the Englewood Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and served as president of the organization in 1957. It was through his membership with the Jaycees that he established many life-long friends. After this group completed their Jaycee careers, they continued their camaraderie by forming a club they affectionately called The Exhausted Roosters. Bill and his Rooster friends continued to meet on the first Monday of every month for over 50 years.
In 1967, Bill and his family moved to Colorado Springs after he accepted a position as truck manager for Daniels Chevrolet. He later held the same position at Williams Chevrolet. In 1980, he went into business for himself and started Criss Cross Sawing and Coring. During the years that followed, he and Jackie purchased property outside of Salida, Colorado, where they spent much of their time enjoying their mountain home and exploring the surrounding area. Bill especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, tending to his horses, and fishing along the Arkansas River. In 1999, Bill and Jackie moved to Arvada to be closer to family. Bill continued to live in Arvada after Jackie’s death in 2011. After a life-changing fall in 2013, Bill
required skilled nursing care for the remainder of his years.
A memorial service for Bill will be held at Drinkwine Family Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Blvd., on Saturday, November 17th, at 1:30 pm.
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