Paul Thomas Claymore
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Paul Thomas Claymore
  • September 8, 1935 - November 22, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Paul Thomas Claymore, 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on November 22, 2017 after a long and dignified battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Paul was born September 8, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas to Thomas and Idita Claymore. Paul was a devout Catholic. After graduating high school he attended Georgetown University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul enrolled into the R.O.T.C. program while at Georgetown and was commissioned into the United States Air Force in 1957.

On December 13, 1958 he married his true love Sue Salter. They had a loving marriage that spanned over 58 years. He was the proud father of three children, their daughter, Susan Carol Scott and son's Patrick Paul Claymore and Matthew Thomas Claymore.

During his distinguished 22 year military career, he proudly served his Country with a tour of duty in Vietnam as a fighter pilot and later as Commander of the Fighting 10th Squadron at Hahn Air Force Base in Germany. He retired a full Colonel on January 31, 1981 where he began a new career path in Management Consulting before retiring in 2011.

Paul was an honorable man with strong character. Paul was a person who would drop everything to help his family.

He was an active volunteer in the Catholic Church, serving often as Lector and Eucharistic minister. He attended The Men's Retreat annually at Holy Name Retreat Center; volunteered many hours at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church, and St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Of his many hobbies, he most loved going to the movies, flying kites and always looked forward to Sue's lemon meringue pies on his birthday.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Idita and many loving relatives.

He is survived by his wife Sue Claymore, daughter Susan Scott and son's Patrick Claymore and his husband Trae, and Matthew Claymore and his wife Donna and sisters Gayle Castillo and Tommie Claymore.

He will be missed by his grandchildren Rachel Webb and her husband Jacob and Kara Ross and her husband Tim. He will be missed by his sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to any of the following organizations:

Houston Hospice
Donation information: http://www.houstonhospice.org/donation_by_mail.aspx

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Donation information: www.aftd.org