William Kelly “Beau” Clements, 65, of Glendale Arizona passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at a hospice group home in Phoenix Arizona from a stroke. He had been in failing health for several years.
William was born in Richland Center on May 27, 1955, the fourth of six children born to William LaVerne Clements and Florence “Pat” Arlene Lloyd Clements.
William attended St. Mary School in Richland Center, WI through 8th grade. 9th through 12th grade he attended Richland Center High School and graduated in 1973. William entered Western Technical College in La Crosse Wisconsin and majored in computer programming. After graduation from WTC William lived in many cities, including West Palm Beach Florida, New Orleans Louisiana, Kansas City Kansas, Reno Nevada, Denver Colorado and moved to Arizona in 1988. He worked many different jobs from a pool boy in Florida to Project Manager at American Express in Phoenix Arizona, where he won many awards for his work.
William met his husband Michael Brockman at Charlie’s Phoenix on September 17th, 1989. They were married on June 24th, 2008 at the Riverside County Courthouse in Riverside, California. William and Michael lived together for 31 years. William and Michael enjoyed traveling to many places throughout the United States, including several cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
William is survived by his beloved husband Michael Brockman of Glendale Arizona. Also Surviving William is his brother Patrick (Diane) Clements of Richland Center Wisconsin, brother Lawrence (Rhonda) Clements of Oregon Wisconsin, sister Mary (Brian) Bischel of Eau Claire Wisconsin, brother John (Lorie) Clements of Holmen Wisconsin, sister-in-law Mary Brockman (Dana Lawler) of Oshkosh Wisconsin and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, brother Michael Clements, father and step-mother Marjorie Lou “Margie” Teach Clements.
William’s wish was to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the William Clements Scholarship Fund, Western Technical College Foundation, Coleman Center Room 130, 304 6th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601.