Melvin Clapp

Enumclaw resident Melvin Clapp, 62, died Sept. 1, 2011.

He was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Akron, Ohio. He served as administrative manager at Midcrest Farm for nearly 30 years and was part of the Arabian horse industry for more than 45 years. He loved to spend time with his adopted family, the Keeters, where he was “Uncle Mel.”

He is survived by sisters Phyllis Bataglia and Martha Horning, both of Ohio, and brother Jerry Clapp of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by brothers Wendell and Robert Clapp.

A graveside service took place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home.

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