Calton Clarence Kammerman, 91, returned peacefully to his Heavenly Father Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, with his family lovingly in attendance. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.
He was born June 8, 1910, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles and Emma Calton Kammerman.
Calt lettered in basketball, football, track and baseball at East High School and graduated from West High School.
While living in Southern California he sponsored many Little League teams and coached the teams his sons played on, and he coached LDS softball and basketball games. He was so good at baseball, he was asked to sign up for Pro Ball, however, he accepted a mission call in 1931 to serve in the Netherlands Mission.
Upon his return he met "Pat" Stewart and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 16, 1936 by Apostle David O. McKay.
Calt was always a hard worker. He was a Real Estate Broker and Insurance Agent. He served as the Realty Board President in San Diego and Imperial Counties and was President of The Exchange Club in San Diego County, and Head of the March of Dimes in San Diego County.
He has continually set a wonderful example of true gospel living. Calt has served as a branch president in numerous bishoprics and other leadership positions in Hayward, Escondido, El Cajon, Santa Monica, Salt Lake and as a temple worker. Calt and Pat enjoyed the many friendships they made most recently while attending the Ensign 18th Ward in Salt Lake City, and the Bennion 15th Ward in West Jordan.
Calt was very handy with his hands and he loved making items. He made hope chests for all his granddaughters and small chests for all his great-grandchildren and small windmills for his children.
Calt was preceded in death by son Paul, who died in infancy.
Survived by wife of 66 years, Pat of West Jordan; daughter Sharon Himmer of West Jordan; sons Gerald (Ann) Kammerman of Gladstone, Oregon; John (JoAn) Kammerman of Holladay; Gene (Carole) Kammerman of Orem; Keith (Donna) Kammerman of Layton; sister June (Markey) Adams, Salt Lake City; 32 grandchildren; and 73 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 14, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Bennion 15th Ward Chapel, 6215 South 2200 West. Family and friends may call Sunday evening 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and at the ward Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates.