Carl Duane Clapp
August 10, 1940 - July 10.2021
Arizona's Agriculture artist, Carl Duane Clapp died on July 10,2021. in Casa Grande, AZ.
from a short fight with aggressive cancer. Born in Douglas, AZ., on August 10, 1940, he was
the only son of Chauncey Duane Clapp and Mildred Reed Clapp.
Carl died leaving Pam, his wife of 55 years, a sister, Janet O'Daniel of Willcox, AZ., sons
Chad (Michell) of Casa Grande, AZ., Cade ( Amy) of Chandler, AZ. Jeremy Herman (Erica)
of Casa Grande, AZ. Carl was blessed with nine grandchildren: Caleb, Bella, Lainey, Milly
Bryn, Kyla, Kai, Jordy and Kate.
Fallowing graduation from Willcox High School in 1959, Carl spent four years in the US
Coast Guard. From there he attended Eastern AZ. college in Thatcher, AZ. before
switching to Arizona State University.
Graduating from ASU. he used his art education degree to teach at Camp Verde High school.
1971 found him farming in Casa Grande for his in-laws, Parke and Elaine Gilbert.
Farming gave him time to pursue his two avocations: golf and art. His work as an ag artist
benefitted many--from Cotton Wives scholarships to the Leukemia Foundation auctions.
He spent two years coaching baseball at Camp Verde High School and many years with the
Casa Grande Little League.
One of Carl's favorite memories was coaching a baseball team against a friend in a bid for
top spot. To build team spirit and camaraderie, Carl had his boys spend the night at his house.
During the night, the opponents sneaked around the front of the house toilet papering
everything-branches of two mulberry trees, car and pickup, entry and light. Then, they put strategically
placed signs to elaborate their hoax. Laughing after taking photos, Carl's team cleaned up the amazing feat,
embarrassed that the baseball team had slept through the whole event.
He consider himself a Christian and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Casa Grande, AZ.
The Celebration of Carl Clapp's life be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Casa Grande, AZ. on
July 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Fallowing the service, guests will be invited for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.
Instead of flowers the Carl Clapp family request donations to Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona,
1675 E Monument Plaza Circle, Casa Grande AZ. 85122 or Casa Grande Little League, PayPal@CasaGrandell or PO Box 10232, Casa Grande, AZ. 85130