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Obituary: CLEVERLY, CONNIE

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Connie Moss Cleverly1926 ~ 2012Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, Connie Moss Cleverly, age 85, passed away peacefully from complications of pneumonia Monday, March 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm.She was born on May 24, 1926 in Woods Cross, Utah to Walter Henry Moss and Blanche Cahoon Moss. After waiting for Jimmy to complete his wartime service to our country, she married her grade school sweetheart and eternal companion, Jimmy Cleverly, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they raised a beautiful family of two boys and six girls.Mom was the ultimate earthly example of service to her family and neighbors, showing kindness to all, these qualities defined who she was. Many described her as an angel on earth. Mom loved to be with her family and supported them in all their endeavors. She was our confidant, example, counselor, encourager, and greatest source of support and trust. She so willingly gave all she had and kept so little for herself. She was gracious and appreciative for the blessings of life. She attended every child's and grandchild's sporting events, tended grandchildren, was the local taxi service, couriered forgotten items to those in need, rendered compassionate service to friends and neighbors, and tucked her own young children in with bed time stories that sometimes had a peculiar ending. The positive effect of her selfless service will remain with us forever. Through the years many neighborhood children thought they had three grandmothers, their own and Connie. She was a GRANDIOSE grandmother who was bigger than life. She had "grandma sleep overs" for her 30 grandchildren, knew all of their favorite treats, not only invented but participated in the sock wars, treasure hunts, night games, fireworks, and every other imaginable source of wholesome fun that would promote family unity. One of her most cherished accomplishments were her 12 years of perfect on time attendance during her elementary, secondary and high school years, for which she was awarded a collegiate dictionary inscribed with the details of her scholastic accomplishment.In keeping with her life of service, she enjoyed playing the piano and was Primary pianist for over 25 years. She was always happy to share and teach songs to young Primary children. Being Jimmy's biggest basketball fan taught her to love the game of basketball, which made her conversion very natural to being one of the most loyal Jazz and BYU fans in the state.She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Gary (Jill) Cleverly of West Valley, Alan (Caiqing) Cleverly of Bountiful, Brenda (Bob) Brisko of North Salt Lake, Karla (Lance) Hamner of Franklin, IN, Ellen (Boyd) Clark of North Salt Lake, Rhonda (Jeff) Ogden of Roseville, California, Cheryl (Jeff) Harrison of Kaysville, Nancy (Willie) Salas of Woods Cross, 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, her sister Ruth Cleverly and her brother Sherman Moss.Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Woods Cross Stake Center, 2064 S. 800 W. Woods Cross. Family and friends may call Thursday evening from 4:30-6:30 pm at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main in Bountiful and Friday morning from 10:00-11:30 am at the Stake Center prior to the services. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. Online condolences and guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.We love you Mom and Grandma! Your good example and committed service to those you loved is emblazoned in our hearts and minds and for that we will be eternally grateful.