Jonah Conrad Claybo, 77, of Birdsview, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Sedro-Woolley. Conrad was born on August 31, 1940 to Grady Claybo, Sr. and Maud (Pressley) Claybo in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He married the love of his life, Lucille Wilkins on December 4, 1960.
Conrad was raised in Cullowhee, NC until he was 13 years old. In 1953 the entire family relocated to Birdsview in the Upper Skagit Valley. He graduated from Concrete High School in 1958. After graduation Conrad joined the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Bennington stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. While stationed in Corpus Christi, Conrad met the love of his life, Lucy Wilkins and they were married in December 1960. After the Navy they relocated to Birdsview.
Conrad worked with the Lone Star Cement Company as a powder monkey for many years. And when the cement company closed he worked in the local shake mills. In 1970 Conrad started his career with the Skagit County Public Works Road Department. He worked his way up to Supervisor and retired in 1996 at the age of 56.
In retirement Conrad & Lucy loved to travel throughout the United States visiting family in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. His life revolved around family and friends…. He kept the conversations going with anyone he met as he loved to tell a story.
Conrad is survived by his Mother, Maud Claybo of Birdsview; daughter, Connie Fisher (Pete) of Raymond, WA; son, Tom Claybo (Robin) of Birdsview; daughter, Terri Handrich (Kent) of Little Chute, WI; daughter, Tina Lloyd (Richard) of Sedro-Woolley; and daughter, Suzi Rohweder (Roger) of Concrete; grandchildren, Jeffrey Claybo, & Kevin Claybo (Sharon), Adalynne Lucille Handrich, Hannah Handrich and Jacob Handrich, Nichole Devries (Jimmy), Kenny Rohweder (Arlene), Frankie Rohweder & Jonnie Brigham (Jacob); Shelby Lloyd, Lonna Lloyd (Addie) & Jasmine Lucille Lloyd; great-grandchildren, Maria Claybo, Cail & Luca Wilson, and Clark Brigham. He is also survived by his brothers, Clyde Claybo (Phyllis) and Bobby Claybo,; sisters, Ann Mathis (Newman) & Sharon Mathis, and numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Claybo; his dad Grady Claybo, Sr.; father-in-law, Walter Wilkins and mother-in-law Thelma Wilkins; brothers Grady Jr. & Kenneth Claybo and brothers-in-law Eugene Mathis and Eroy Wilkins; sisters-in-law Cathy Wilkins and Shirley Claybo and nephew Daryl Mathis.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:30pm at the Hamilton Cemetery, with Pastor Bruce Martin of the Concrete Assembly of God Church officiating. A Celebration of Life potluck will follow at the Birdsview Fire hall. Memorials can be made to the Concrete Lions Club Kids Fund, PO Box 40, Concrete, WA 98237. Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Conrad and sign the on-line guest register.