He had been a resident of the Bitterroot Valley for more than fifty years. He graduated from Stevensville High School in May, 1950. His many friends will remember the delicious tomatoes and cucumbers they raised in hydroponic greenhouses.
Duane and his wife moved to Oregon to be near their daughters and decided that was where they wanted to retire.
At the age of eighty-three his first book was published. It became a series of three historical novels: “Always Looking West”, “Growing Up On the KC Ranch”, and “The Making of a Man.”
He was preceeded in death by his parents, a daughter, Jean Louise Clatworthy, and a grandson, Kent Wayne Olsen.
Survivors are his wife of 71+ years, Leona Wood (Bunny) Clatworthy, daughters: Susan Stahl, Dawn Olsen, Diane Good, and Melanie Ploharz, nineteen grandchildren, forty-eight great- grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. All of which are scattered throughout the United States. Also nieces Terry Tatton and Sherry Richardson in Stevensville and nephew Paul (Sandy) Long in Huson, Montana.
A memorial service will be held At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oregon City, Oregon January 8th at 10:30 a.m.
Buriel will take place in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Stevensville, Montana at a later date,
He was ninety years old and graduated from this life with honors.