Weekend plant sale will honor late Sammamish resident, benefit Red Cross

April 30, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. April 30, 2010

The family of a late Sammamish college student will host a three-day plant sale starting Friday to raise money for American Red Cross disaster-relief efforts.

Clayton Olney, a longtime Red Cross volunteer, died in December 2008 at 25. To honor the Eastlake High School graduate and University of Washington student, his parents held a plant sale last March to Stella d’Oro daylilies. The successful sale raised $2,120 for Red Cross disaster relief.

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Memorial to honor former Sammamish resident

March 17, 2009

Family and friends will host a fundraiser for the American Red Cross to honor Eastlake High School graduate Clayton Olney, who died Dec. 22. Contributed

Family and friends will host a fundraiser for the American Red Cross to honor Eastlake High School graduate Clayton Olney, who died Dec. 22. Contributed

Once, on a family vacation to Hawaii, Clayton Olney took his parents to a botanical garden to see a Bodhi tree. Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha, the founder of their faith, achieved enlightenment beneath the leaves of the sacred fig. Read more

Clayton Taylor Olney

January 5, 2009

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Clayton Taylor Olney, formerly of Sammamish, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at home in Seattle. He was 25.

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