2/16/01

Clarence Becker Camp

Clarence Becker Camp, a former Kingman resident, died Saturday Feb.

10, 2001, in Bakersfield, Calif.

He was 75.

Mr.

Camp was born June 20, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio.

He served in the U.S.

Army during World War II under Gen.

Patton.

Mr.

Camp was shot by a sniper while marching through France.

While Mr.

Camp was recuperating in a field camp, Patton presented him with a Purple Heart.

Mr.

Camp was then discharged with full honors.

He lived in Toledo, Ohio, until 1959 when he moved to California where he opened his own shoe repair shop.

He moved to Kingman upon retirement.

In 1997 he moved back to Bakersfield, Calif., to be closer to his children.

He enjoyed dice, checkers and karaoke.

Mr.

Camp is survived by: his wife, LaWanda Camp of Bakersfield; one son, William Camp of Bakersfield; four daughters, Christine Allenbaugh, Phyllis Wood, Victoria Allenbaugh and Crystal Allenbaugh, all of Bakersfield; two sisters, Melissa Price of Boston, Ky., and Dorothy Tucker of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Charles Mims of Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his father, William Camp; his mother, Willie B.

Straub; and one brother, Ernie Camp.

Visitation was held Thursday Feb.

15, 2001, at Basham Funeral Care in Bakersfield, Calif.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.

today, Friday Feb.

16, 2001, at the same location.

Burial, with full military honors, will be in Union Cemetery.