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In loving memory of Christopher Nielsen Clemmer, a solitary soul who quietly lived his final chapter of life in the rugged beauty of the mountains of New Mexico. On February 27, 2024 Chris ate lunch at his favorite Mexican restaurant and then quietly left this earth for a joyful reunion with his parents who died when he was way too young. Born and raised in Oakdale, by his grandparents, Chris was always very proud of his Northern California roots but lived many of his years in the Vista, Corona and Newport Beach area of Southern California.

After receiving his AA in Building Construction in Orem, Utah he became a Journeyman Carpenter. He also worked many years in Texas, Utah, Georgia and California as a Project Manager in commercial construction. Chris had a love of photography, music, and dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail. In his sixties, he started playing the saxophone and started taking weekly lessons. He quickly added the guitar, harmonica, and ukulele to his repertoire, and loved playing for family and friends. He often joked that he was the oldest person at the recitals. This love of music and learning new things brought much joy to his life. 

Chris was loved by those who knew him. He found enjoyment in the simple pleasures of life, especially when fishing in a quiet stream or hiking near his home. Chris lived life on his own terms, finding contentment in the quiet moments spent in nature. He will be remembered for his unwavering independence, his love of adventure, and his profound appreciation for the beauty of the world around him. Chris is survived by his ex-wife Nita, and his children Jaime, Brittany, Christopher, and Cory. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Chris, and may your spirit continue to wander the wild places you loved so much.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

March 27, 2024