John Frederick Clair

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John Clair was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 4, 1951, along with his twin brother Jim, to Bill and Laura Clair. In his early years, the family moved around the world, stationed in places such as Japan, Alaska and Texas. John was one of four boys who, at times shared one room with bunk beds. Fights and roughhousing was common. The family settled in Denver, Colorado in 1964. John attended Cathedral High School, and later graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a degree in Health and Physical Education. He started his first teaching position for a parochial school in North Denver. John met and married his first wife Becky. Together, they adopted a beautiful son, Christopher. During this time, the family moved to Montana where they lived on a ranch property with horses. John was fulfilling his dream as a cowboy! Unfortunately, he was not able to fulfill his other dream of teaching as there were no positions available there. Here, he started truck driving and later joined the US Army. His love for his family and his love for his country made this decision easy, though it carried him far away to Germany. Family obligations caused him to leave the Army and he traveled back to the States to care for Chris, who had special needs. They moved to Denver and lived with family while John worked to earn his teaching certificate for private schools and once again chase his passion for teaching others. John worked teaching Physical Education to elementary age students. He frequently talked of the education he provided through the games, songs and cooperative sports he taught the children. He was proud of his work with them and how their confidence soared in his classes. He never stopped being an advocate for children and their need for physical education and play. 24 years ago, he decided to return to truck driving and started working for US Road. He loved this job for many reasons - the physicality of the position, the chance to talk with others and build relationships, and the solitary, quiet moments when he could reflect on his own relationship with the Lord. He was devout and unwavering in his love for scripture and for sharing his revelations with others. He may have stopped teaching in a formal setting, but he shared his gift with so many on his trucking route and with friends and family. In 1996, John met Marjie on the dance floor at the Stampede. She was aloof at the time, worried about an upcoming surgery. She called him once she was starting to recover and told him why it had taken so long for her to call him. He rushed over, made her meals, mowed the lawn and started making repairs on the house. It wasn't long before she asked him to move in and they started a life together. Marjie asked me how I felt about John and for my permission to marry him. I told her I couldn't think of a better man to be my other dad. They were married on July 4th, 2001. John lived out the rest of his life with passion and love. He was dedicated and loyal to his trucking company spending long hours at work during the week to make sure the job was done. He then focused all his energy on Marjie during the weekends stopping only to spend time with family and friends. He loved sitting together with Marjie on the couch watching their favorite TV shows, eating breakfast at the Egg and I on Saturday mornings and keeping busy with whatever random projects came up around the house. John always found a way to build or fix anything! He will be missed for his charming smile, his caring heart, his loyal spirit and his love for family. RIP John Clair. May you find your peace in heaven. ~ Your Loving Daughter, Michelle

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