The text below was originally a comment on the site from the son-in-law of Clayton and Carmon Damman. The original comment was lost during our migration from our old internet hosting company to our new one. Fortunately, Tom Bradley had printed off a copy of the post and I was able to (pretty accurately I hope) re-type it into this post.
March 2, 2012 at 10:50pm
Just found your website! My father and mother-in-law Clayton and Carmon Damman were charter members of SJ club. They lived in Mesa, AZ and were active in the club until 1986 when they moved to be near us in Summer of 1986. (Fresno, CA) We believe Clayton was also a past President.
One of our fondest memories was attending the SJ Christmas party at the home of Lindy & Amynell Lindhoff in Sun City, AZ. Don’t recall the year, but remember a great Egg & Sausage Casserole dish that has become a family tradition at our house. Carmon passed away in January 1997 at the age of 79. Her goal was to make it to her 80th birthday.
Clayton lived until September 2010 when left this world at age 96. He was an avid motorhome enthusiast, traveling with us everywhere our motohome went. His last trip was to the Central Coast of California in March of his 96th year. He loved the adventure and the fun of meeting other Motor Homers.
It all rubbed off on us. We have had a motorhome since 1999, a Southwind 32v. In 2007 we attended the FMCA convention in Redmond, OR. We came home with a new rig. It was a 2007 Pace Arrow 35D with a full wall slide and a half-bath in the middle which made it more comfortable for Clayton.
Fond memories of SJ and it’s founding members.
Dennis & Bette Hunt