Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Clifford James Ketcham, returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 22, 1994 at the age of 56.
He was born December 15, 1937 in Ogden, the son of Fred and Thelma Hepworth Ketcham. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1956 where he had played baseball and was on the State High School All Star Team.On June 26, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Lois Larsen, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had 37 inseparable wonderful years of marriage. They had three beautiful children: Jeffrey James (Kathy) Ketcham; Susan May (Charlie) Hunsaker; Mark L. (Jeri) Ketcham, and eight grandchildren, who miss him dearly, Brady, Jennifer, Kira, Nicholas, Tyler, Mitchell, Chase, Rachel, and three step-grandchildren.
On August 15, 1966, he went into business as a Chevron dealer, opening Cliff's Chevron. Since that time his successful business has expanded to three locations.
He was on the National Dealers Council for Chevron Dealers, the Board of Directors for the Petroleum Retailers Organization and was very active in community service. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Weber State Wildcat Club. He was a sergeant in the Utah National Guard from 1956 to 1965.
Cliff was an active member and High Priest in the LDS Church and had served as ward clerk and Elder's Quorum president.
He was a member of the Ogden Golf and Country Club. His favorite pastime was golfing with his wife and many special friends. In earlier years, he had played on the Porters and Waiters baseball team and played many years on fast pitch softball teams. He also loved to hunt with his sons and grandchildren.
Cliff is survived by his wife of South Ogden; his three children and their spouses; his eight grandchildren and one brother, Fred Ketcham. He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis May Ketcham and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26, at 11 a.m. at Leavitt's Chapel of Flowers Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden, with Bishop Lou W. Johnson officiating. Family will greet friends at the mortuary, Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Leavitt's Autorest Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, 742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, 84404.
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