Clair Brox Black, 76, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at his home in Orem, Utah, after a long illness.

He was born December 13, 1921 in Richfield, Utah, a son of Clarence Prime Black and Frieda Brox Black. He attended schools in Richfield and Ephraim, and graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He attended Snow College, Weber State College, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in accounting. Clair served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Africa and Italy.He married Loraine Walker on June 23, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was co-owner of WB Distributors, a gasoline distributorship in Ely, Nevada and Napa, California. He lived in Ely for fourteen years, in Napa for thirty-five years, and in Orem for the past two years. He was active in civic affairs in both Ely and Napa, serving as Lions Club president, on the Boy Scout council, and as a volunteer at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving as a bishop three times, stake president, stake patriarch, and temple worker in the Oakland and Mt. Timpanogos temples. He and his wife served a mission in Nauvoo, Illinois, from 1991-92.

Clair is survived by his wife, Loraine, Orem; son, Dennis C. (Margaret) Black, Orem; daughter, Julie B. (Robert) Johnston, Las Vegas, NV; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by brothers, Alton Black, Twin Falls, ID; Mayo Black, Ephraim; Stanley Black, Ephraim; and sister, Beth Taylor, Salt Lake City.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 19th, at 11 a.m. in the Park 7th Ward Chapel, 1160 West 400 South, Orem, Utah. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and Friday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the ward chapel prior to the service. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by VFW District #4.

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