Dad died peacefully at home in Salt Lake City July 20, 2000 at the age of 90. Mother's loving care during the seven years of his illness was an inspiration to us all.
Born Sept. 3, 1909 to Mathew C. and Hannah Duke Clements in Heber City, UT.
He graduated from East High and attended LDS and Henegers Business Colleges. He was a devoted hus-band, father, grand-father and friend. He married his sweetheart, Margaret Edgington, in the Salt Lake Temple June 10, 1939. Dad and mother just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.
Dad was a devoted member of the LDS Church and faithfully served in numerous leadership positions, both on ward and stake levels. He served as the branch president in Medford, OR and in the Klamath Falls district presidency in Klamath Falls, OR. He was an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple for 13 years and honorably completed three full-time missions. He patterned his life after the Savior whom he dearly loved.
He worked as an IRS agent in Medford, OR returning to Utah in 1948. He retired from Hill Air Force Base where he worked in the accounting department for more than 32 years. He was a kind and loving father and always set an example of how to live. He worked hard to support his family and always had time for whomever needed him. He loved being a grandpa to his 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and his heart and home was always open.
He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Carole (John) Kirk, Barbara (Mark) Johnson, Mary (Stanley) Cook; son, Mark; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sibling, Lucille (Don) Hansen. Preceded in death by infant daughter and grandsons, Scott and Michael Kirk.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thurs., July 27 in the Parley LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 1870 E. Parleys Canyon Blvd. (22nd S.). Family and friends may call on Weds. from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr. and at the ward on Thurs. from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.