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Clesson G. Bauer, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997 at his home in St. George, Utah of natural causes.

He was born April 22, 1930 in Cedar City, Utah to Robert Bauer and Fern Chatterley. He married Helen Munford May 24, 1950 in Cedar City; they were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple.He grew up in Cedar City and attended school there, graduated from Cedar High School and went to two years of college at BAC (now SUU). He began his career with J.C. Penney Co. in 1949 in Cedar City, was transferred to Price, Utah in 1953, then to Ogden, Utah in 1957, then transferred to Montpelier, Idaho in 1962 to manage the store there, then he was transferred to St. George, Utah to manage the store in 1965, where he worked until he retired on December 1, 1989. He was an active member of the LDS Church, having served in many capacities. He served as Elders Quorum counselor and secretary, ward finance clerk twice, assistant Sunday School president, Seventies president, stake executive secretary, High Priest Group leader, stake employment director, and faithful home teacher. He and his wife, Helen, have enjoyed serving in the St. George Temple as ordinance workers for the last seven years. He loved people, and enjoyed his occupation and his Church service. He loved his family, and loved doing things with them. His grandchildren were the light of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; one son, Karl W. and wife, Wendy, Lehi; two daughters, Diane and husband, John A. Elmer, St. George, Utah; and Joan and husband, Nephi Lewis, Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson; three brothers and three sisters, Merrill Bauer, West Jordan, Utah; Orian J. Bauer, St. George, Utah; Gary Bauer, Heber City, Utah; Corrine Baldwin, Las Vegas, Nev.; Carol Neagle, Kaysville, Utah; and Ellen Urie, Clearfield, Utah. He was preceded in death by an infant son and his mother and father, and an infant brother and sister.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the St. George LDS 3rd Ward Chapel. Visitation will be held Friday, January 31, at 7 to 9 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 300 W. St. George Blvd. and Saturday at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the chapel prior to services. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Cedar City Cemetery in Cedar City, Utah under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 673-2241.

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