Carlton Robert Clouser

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: December 31, 1954
  • Date Of Death: December 18, 2019
  • Resting Place: Anchorage
  • City: Fort Sill
  • State: Oklahoma

Carlton Robert Clouser, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. Carl was born on Dec. 31, 1954, in Ft. Sill, Okla., to Col. (Ret.) Maurice L. Clouser and Clarice S. Clouser. As a military family, this allowed them to travel and live in various states including Hawaii, Kansas, and then Virginia.

In 1968 orders were received for Alaska, and the family packed up and drove across the country, through Canada on a very unreliable Alcan Highway at the time, pulling a fold-out camper creating many adventures. Carl’s love for Alaska resulted in making it his permanent home. Carl became very active with the Boy Scouts of America while the family was stationed on Elmendorf Air Force Base. He attended the National Scout Jamboree in Idaho with several other scouts from Alaska in 1969. Carl also obtained the high honor of becoming an Eagle Scout in 1970 at the age of 15. Another activity that Carl was devoted to was his love for diving and swimming. In 1969, Carl placed first in diving and 50 Freestyle swimming/placed in 100 Freestyle for his age group (13-14) in the Alaska Jr. Olympic Games, which earned him the right to attend the Region 12 meet in Seattle. In 1970, he topped the competition in his age group with the second-highest score in diving.

Carl had other interests that included his 1963 Triumph Bonneville 650 motorcycle, spending time creating colorful memories with his friends, and most of all his children. He was a most devoted, caring father to his children and made them his priority in life. They were undoubtedly his reason for being. Carl was a most generous soul, even when he struggled daily with his disabilities, he was there to offer you help with no concern for his needs. He is deeply missed by all his family members. He was employed by the State of Alaska in various departments from 1976 to 2009, retiring from Kulis Air National Guard as a Civil Engineer in drafting. Carl was very proud of the work he accomplished and the improvements it made to the numerous projects he was assigned.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents Col. (Ret.) Maurice Leon and Clarice S. Clouser. He leaves his two beloved daughters, Rachel Clouser in Lakewood, Colo., and Diana Clouser in Anchorage. He is also survived by his brother and sisters, Bruce Clouser, Judy Clouser, and Laura Goggins in Anchorage; sister, Joyce Peterson in Visalia, Calif.; and brother, Richard Clouser in Inchelium, Wash. Grandchildren include Nathaniel, Aiden, and Abigail of Lakewood; extended family members, Jason Clouser of Reno, Nev.; Eva Clouser of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews in Alaska and Nevada.