Bryan Irl Clements, 44, of Flagstaff and formerly of Hoopeston, Ill., died Monday, June 9, 2003, at the University Medical Center in Tucson of complications following brain surgery in Flagstaff in September 2002.
He was born July 8, 1958, in Danville, Ill., the son of Irl R. and Janilyn Holt Clements.
Mr. Clements attended Hoopeston High School through his junior year and graduated from Monticello, Ill., High School in 1976 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1979.
He worked as a free-lance computer analyst in various locations in the United States and abroad. He traveled extensively and had many friends all over the world. He enjoyed mountain biking, camping, hiking, rock climbing and was active in various conservation and environmental organizations. Bryan was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Clements is survived by his parents of Quincy, Ill.; brother, Brent J. Clements of Tucson; sister, Gina (Steve) Wilper of Edwardsville, Ill.; step-grandfather and grandmother Sandy and Emma Gooden of Hoopeston, Ill.; two uncles; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, J. Ed Holt; his paternal grandfather and grandmother, Wendell B. and Vivian Austin Clements; and step-grandmother Edwina Clements.
Memorial services for Mr. Clements will take place Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St., Hoopeston, Ill.. The Rev. Janet Eggleston will officiate.
Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. Visitation will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home.
A memorial service will also take place at a later time in Flagstaff. Memorials may be made to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 587, Annapolis, MD, 21404-0578 (www.aamds.org) or the Flagstaff Activist Network, P.O. Box 911, Flagstaff, AZ, 86002-911 (www.flagstaffactivist.org).
— Arizona Daily Sun