“Red” St.Clair

“Red” St.Clair

February 1946 – May 2018

Red St.Clair, 72 of Denair, died suddenly doing what he loved best, team roping in Livermore, CA on May 13, 2018.  Red was born in Arizona and settled in Denair in 1979.  He started The Carpet Man store in 1983.  His passion was Team Roping since the age of 15.  Red served as Past President of Turlock Horsemen’s Club where he had been a member since 1979.  He earned a Lifetime achievement award and served as California Director for the American Cowboy Team Roping Association.  He was also a member of World Series Team Roping Association.

Red is survived by his wife Ellen St.Clair of Denair; son David St.Clair of Modesto; daughter Shelli Mendonca of Washington; two granddaughters Megan Mendonca and Danielle Brandburn, both of Washington; and his sister Ann Moren of Denair.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Red St.Clair to California ACTRA Catastrophe Fund, 21098 Ave 328 Woodlake, CA 93286.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4pm on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at Turlock Horsemen’s Club located at 1506 South Tegner Rd in Turlock.

Please share your memories and condolences to www.AllenMortuary.com


  • Jo Ann Powell May 16, 2018 4:34 pm

    Dear Ellen & Family
    I was saddened to hear of Red’s or as we sometimes called him “Willard”passing. We have lots of great memories! Our love and prayers to you.
    Jo Ann

  • Marcia smith May 17, 2018 2:48 pm

    I’m sadden to hear this. Red was a gentle person with a zest to live life his way. He welcome my husband with open arms when he came to Denair and became a Denair Lions member. He will be missed by so many who knew him even for the first time…my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Toni Martinez May 24, 2018 8:17 pm

    Ellen and the rest of the St Clair Family,

    We are truly sorry to hear of the passing of Red. He was an amazing Man and friend with a contagious smile and always had time to talk. He will be truly missed in and around the Roping Arena.

    Rest in peace.

    The Hackamacks

  • Claudia Kambish April 9, 2020 6:40 pm

    Dear Ellen and family :
    Out of the blue I received a “return to sender” Christmas card from 2019. I had no idea of Red’s passing and am truly saddened. We had exchanged Christmas greetings for so many years after we moved to Idaho and remembered so many fun things when the girls were young in Prunedale and Corky (the heel horse) was staying at our place. Red and I were kind of outlaws in our families being horse crazy and all and those horses led us in some very interesting directions.
    Ellen, I will always have great memories of a loving and fun guy who truly became a great and good man, husband, father and team roper……………..much love to you and yours, (cousin)Claudia (Tucker) Kambish in Idaho

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