Clemente Dayrit, 84 of Clovis NM, died Tuesday June 5, 2012 at Retirement Ranch. Services will be held Friday June 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm, at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel with Paster Lemuel Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories.
Clemente was born Nov. 23, 1927 to Jose Dayrit and Manuela Caligagan in Angeles City, Philippines. He was a member of the Philippines Command and the United States Army. He came from the Philippines to Clovis in 1998 and worked as a chef and a karate instructor. Clemente enjoyed drawing, painting, raising birds, singing and teaching karate.
Survivors include his wife, Luz G. Dayrit of Chaska MN. Four daughters, Josie (Victor) David of Clovis, Myrna (Filemon) Cuizon of the Philippines, Daisy Walter of Chaska MN, and Jeana (Richard) Miller of Warner Robins GA. Two sons, Enrique (Janet) Dayrit and Edsel (Leticia) Dayrit both of Chaska MN. One sister, Natvidad Garcia of the Philippines. 18 Grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Manuela and a brother Mauro Dayrit.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home and High Plains Crematory 575 762-4435 muffleyfuneralhome.com