Clay was born on Aug. 24, 1950, in Hollister, California, to Clay and Juanita Felicitas. He died peacefully on April 23, 2022, with family by his side.
Livermore was his home for the majority of his life. He graduated from Granada High School in 1969 and followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Navy on Nov. 19, 1969. He served two tours in Vietnam as the lead Boatswains Mate 3rd Class on the USS Long Beach before his honorable discharge on Nov. 19, 1973. He married the love of his life, Mary Armendariz, on Nov. 25, 1972, who was his wife of 49 years.