Mr. Clendenen was born June 27, 1923, in Downy, Calif. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 8, 1942. He served in France and Germany during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 4, 1945.
In March of 1947 he moved to Anchor Point. He worked in construction, was a guide outfitter, commercial fisherman and saddle-maker. He retired from fishing in 1983.
Mr. Clendenen was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska, Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, Anchor Point Senior Citizens-Disabled, and American Veterans. He also participated in the rodeo, Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, and Anchor Point dog racing.
Mr. Clendenen's hobbies included horses, mules, hunting, guiding and boating.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Verna Clendenen. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Inez Clendenen of Anchor Point; son, Leroy Clendenen of Anacortes, Wash.; daughter, Gail Daly of Safford, Ariz.; grandchildren, Tony Clendenen of Soldotna, Naomi Ellis of Oak Harbor, Wash., Dana Clendenen of Anchor Point, Wade Carroll of Anchorage, Robert Carroll of Austin, Texas, Tammy Daly of Austin, Texas; five great-grandson; four great-granddaughters; and sisters, Shirley Chernoff of Quartzsite, Ariz., and Betty Miller of Homer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Anchor Point Senior Center.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.