Justin Lee Clayton was born on March 4, 1980. From the beginning, Justin seemed to grow up so fast. I always thought that it was because he had two older brothers to keep up with. Looking back now, I wonder if Justin knew somehow that he had a lot of living to do in a short time. Justin died March 25, 2001 in a single-person car accident. He was 21 years, 21 days old and had $21 in his pocket. At the time of his death, Justin was a junior at the University of Iowa working on a double major in biology and psychology. He had just received his coaching certification and planned to coach baseball for the West Branch Bears.
What we’ll always remember about Justin:
Justin has been gone almost 14 years and there is not a day that goes by that we don’t think about him. We have connected with so many wonderful people through The Compassionate Friends, and they have all positively impacted our lives in ways we could not have imagined. With their care and support, we have learned to heal from the terrible loss of losing a child. We truly do not walk alone.
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