Clay Robert LaMont

Clay+LaMont+obitClay Robert LaMont, born Jan. 16, 1950, passed away peacefully among close friends and family on Monday, April 27, 2015.

A celebration of life will begin at noon Wednesday, May 20, and last throughout the day at Silver Pines Lodge in Idyllwild.

In lieu of flowers, Clay would have wanted donations made in his name, for continuing the research that made the last 15 years of his life possible: Celestia Higano, MD, FACP, c/o SCCA, 825 Eastlake Ave E., Mailstop G4-830, Seattle, WA 98109.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free,
I’m following the path God has laid, you see.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joys —
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
oh yes, these things I, too, will miss.
My life has been full, I savored much,
good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee —
God wanted me now, he set me free.