Ron Clemens, a long time resident of Auburn, passed away October 18, 2019 of cancer at the age of 79. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Ron was a carpenter, an avid fisherman and a man that loved horse racing. Ron was lucky enough to be able to combine his professional calling with his passion for horse racing by working as the Track Carpenter for two racetracks. First at Longacres Racetrack until it closed in 1992 and then at Emerald Downs Racetrack from it’s opening until his retirement.

Ron is survived by his wife Jayne, sons Doug and Mike, daughter Cameron (Schrier) and stepson Leonard Post as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

A memorial for Ron will be held at 2 pm Saturday, November 16, 2019, in the WTBOA Morris J Alhadeff Sales Pavilion. 3220 Ron Crockett Drive NW, Auburn, WA 98001 (.5 mile north of the Emerald Downs main grandstand).

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