Clayton Charles Barbeau ’59 was born in Sacramento to Bertha and Louis Barbeau. An Army veteran, Clayton served as a corporal in the Korean War (1951–1953) and was awarded a Bronze Star. He graduated from SCU and earned his master’s from the University of San Francisco in 1978. He won the James D. Phelan Award in Literature for his first novel, The Ikon. He married Myra Chorley in 1953, and they raised eight children in San Francisco: Michael, Amy, Rose-Marie, Margaret, Mark, Daniel, Jennifer, and Christopher. Myra predeceased him in 1979. He was a proud grandfather to Michael, Nerissa, Alec, Myra, Rowan, Zane, Cassandra, Griffin, and Sebastian, and father-in-law to John, Loryn, Barbra, Ken, and Kohlee. In 1989 Clayton married Maureen Lenihan, a mother of four and grandmother of ten. Clayton was a prolific writer with published books about marriage, family, and relationships. His book, Father of the Family, published worldwide, won the Spiritual Life Award. As a psychotherapist Clayton helped thousands of people through his private practice as well as through being a public speaker lecturing all over the world and through several video series of his lectures, which aired on public television. He died on July 26, 2019.

27 Aug 2019