Clinton Richard Standley

10/11/1934

05/30/2023

Age:

88

Memorial Service

Graveside Service

 

Longtime Long Barn resident, Clinton Richard Standley, passed away on May 30, 2023 in Sonora, California. He was 88 years old. He was born in Tuolumne City, California on October 11, 1934 at his grandma Anderson’s house on Laurel Avenue. He attended Tuolumne County Public Schools until the family moved to Richmond.

His law enforcement career spanned decades, and included Palo Alto Police Deparment, Richmond Police Department, Concord Police Department, and Crescent City Police Department. At Concord PD, Clinton was fatal accident first responder, Officer Friendly to Concord Public Schools, and led the Police Explorer Troop. He was a Boy Scout leader, and mentor to young men. He served as Chief of Police for Crescent City for over a decade. After moving to Tuolumne County, he established a successful burglar alarm company, Standley Security.

Clinton loved the outdoors, and was an avid backpacker, fisherman, camper, hiker, and four-wheeler. He traveled and camped all over western United States and Canada. Trips to Alaska were a highlight of his life. Trips to visit family and friends in Crescent City, Medford, Redding, Nevada and Washington State were a yearly activities.

A frequent destination was concerts with America’s Favorite Cowboys, Riders in the Sky. He enjoyed attending music venues such as Strawberry Music Festival and bluegrass festivals. Clinton liked get-togethers with retirees from the Concord and Richmond Police Departments Clinton loved his pets, and in 40 years rescued over 2 dozen dogs. He also greatly enjoyed his cats. He was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and after-school Christian children’s programs, Dynamite Wednesday at Church of the 49ers, and Good News Club at Twain Harte Elementary.

He was mechanically inclined and could fix just about anything. He rebuilding at least 5 vehicle engines for family and friends, and did countless repairs and brake jobs. When traveling, Clinton carried a small auto repair kit, and would stop for stranded travelers. A simple repair got the vehicle running and when asked if they could pay, he’d refuse and simply say “Pass it on.” he could be seen driving his beloved Kubota tractor, snowplowing for the neighbors, and towing the the occasional vehicle out of a snowdrift

Clinton is survived by his wife of Forty-Three years, Marcia Standley, Daughters Debra (Scott) Anders and Robin (Barney) Wienecke; his two Honorary sons Gary Hall and Jeffrey Braeger, his two grandchildren David Standley, and Jennifer Wienecke Roach; his two great grandchildren Peyton Roach and Kylie Standley.

Clinton is preceded in death by brothers Lester and Dean Standley, his sisters June Blanchard and Vivian Rankin; his son Christopher Standley, his honorary son Rob Wikander, and mother of his children, Shelby Standley.

No services are planned at this time.