Clinton Allan Blake passed away November 2, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Born in Stockville, Nebraska, to Edward and Maude (nee Alexander) Blake, Clinton arrived on July 25, 1928. Wanting to serve his country, Clinton asked his parents for permission in join the Army. He proudly served in the Army Air Corp during WWII, earning the WWII Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal – Japan. When he returned from the service, he married the love of his life, Priscilla "Pat" Shively. They were married on August 29, 1948 in Sutherland, Nebraska at the Methodist Church. They spent 64 years loving and adoring each other. From 1958-1991 Clinton worked and retired from a manufacturing company in New Jersey. After retirement, he built their home in Colorado. Clinton could build anything, and loved working with gadgets. He was intelligent, and logical, but had such a kind and caring side. Being quick witted, Clinton's sense of humor carried through even the hardest times. He was active in the Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Colorado. After moving to Arizona he continued his dedication to the Lord, and joined Central Christian Church. He enjoyed being a part of the Iron Man Men's Group. Clinton was a true example of who a man should be. Always being a positive mentor, he served as a vital role in the lives of those around him. He was an adoring husband, loving father, wonderful grandfather, and a supportive big brother. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Brant, who jogged to the pearly gates before grandpa got there so he could help St. Peter welcome him home. Together they are enjoying Godiva Chocolate, and watching over Grandma Pat. He is also preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter baby Elizabeth, and son-in-law Hugh Crooks. Clinton is survived by his beloved wife, Pat, daughters Linda Crooks, Susan Johnson, Theresa "Terri" Johnson, and Sherri Wilson, son Patrick Wilson, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, siblings June Tackett, Clifford Blake, Karen Bargell, and David Blake, and extended family Melinda Jordan. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Lund Family Hospice 1982 East Woodside Court Gilbert, Arizona 85297. A service will be held November 15, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Sundland Village East, in the Mesa Verde Room. Arrangements are entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care 400 South Power Road Mesa, Arizona 85206 (480)830-4422. Please share memories of Clinton by visiting the family's website at www.MariposaGardens.com.