Donald Lloyd Clowes, age 74, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, formerly of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away in the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on September 24, 2011. Donald was born in Glasgow, Montana, on June 6, 1937, to Homer and Ruth Clowes.
Donald was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1955 and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was discharged in 1972, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In 1979 he moved to the El Dorado Springs community, living near Filley, Missouri. Donald was united in marriage to Peggy Sullivan on June 30, 1981. Peggy passed away on December 1, 1991. Donald was very active in the local American Legion, serving as commander for a few years.
Preceding Donald in death were his parents and his wife Peggy.
Survivors include one son, Zane Ferrin, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Gregg Ann Ferrin of Montrose, Colorado; four grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.