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Adios for Now, Clinton Pena

Friends of Clinton Pena gathered in Clark’s backyard in Austin on June 7, 2012, to remember and honor their friend who died way too early without any of us having the moment to say Goodbye.

The somberly magical memorial service was created by Carla, Clark and Olivia whose lives were infused – as were many other staffers – by Clinton when he worked checking out folks at Wheatsville Food Co-op. Carla created a wondrously welcoming altar for Clinton that friends filled up with candles, flowers, photos and other art, and bits and pieces of loving remembrance.

Parties at Clark’s house are usually marked by a creative wildness where anything goes and usually does. Tonight – with its tears, hugs and fondly-told Clinton stories – was very much unlike what Clark’s backyard usually sees – and, in a nice way, very much like it, too.

Words & Memorial Photos by Bob Kinney

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. William Ollerton
    June 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I wish I had known about this memorial, and could have been there. Clinton touched so many lives, from so many corners of Austin. He will be greatly missed.

    • Caroline Pena
      September 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you for something this for my brother. Today he would be 30. If anyone has photos of him can you please email them to me?

      Thank you,

      Caroline Pena
      Clintons little Sister

  2. Kevin Lovelace
    September 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve been thinking of Clinton this week and found this site. What I wouldn’t give for one more conversation with Clinton….He was truly one of a kind.

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