Clark M. Hillam 1916 ~ 2011Comment on this story
BRIGHAM CITY- Clark Marcel Hillam, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 with his family surrounding him at the Brigham City Hospital incident to age.He was born of goodly parents on November 6, 1916 on the Knudson (now Reeder) farm west of Brigham City to Abraham Dinsdale and Lenora Bywater Hillam. He had four brothers, Scott, Ralph, Dean and Hyrum and five sisters, Hannah, Sarah (Sally), Gay, Ruth and Rose Ellen. He attended the Lincoln Elementary School, Box Elder Jr. High and Box Elder High School, graduating with the Class of 1935. He loved all his classmates and enjoyed their class reunions. Clark had six classmates that remained close all their lives, Wynn S. Andersen, surviving and Harold Hoopes, Max Welling, Howard Reeder, Clyde Glover and Clelland Jones all deceased. He attended Utah State for two years, then due to the depression went to work for the Western Pacific Railroad in California. He then served a mission for the L.D.S. Church in Germany. He was there from Jan. 1938 until the war broke out in the fall of 1939 when the missionaries had to leave Hitler's Germany. Clark shared his many mission experiences with his grandchildren. He finished his mission serving six months in Detroit, Michigan. He married Margaret Andersen, whom he met at Utah State, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple September 4, 1941. They first lived in California, where he worked on the railroad for a short time and then returned to Salt Lake City. In 1945 they returned to Brigham City where he started to learn the Abstract and Title Insurance Business from S. Norman Lee. After purchasing the business from Mr. Lee, he and his sister Hannah worked in that business serving Box Elder County until the 1980's when they sold the business. Clark was active in community affairs, having been a charter member of the Brigham City Kiwanis Club, serving in all offices including President and Lt. Governor. He was President of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, having always been active in the chamber. He was honored to be the Grand Marshall of the Peach Days Parade in 1982 and may have been the last to ride a horse leading the parade. He was an active member of the L.D.S. Church having served in many positions including, Bishoprics, High Councils, Temple worker and faithful Home Teacher. He and his wife served a mission in the Tulsa Oklahoma Mission. Surviving: one son, Dr. Joseph D. (Marilyn) Hillam; one daughter, Marcia H. (Dr. Jay) Stuart; 10 grandchildren, 29 great-grand-children all of whom he loved more than words can tell; one sister, Ruth Elgan of Brigham City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, parents, four brothers and four sisters. In lieu of flowers please donate to the LDS Humanitarian Fund, c/o Gillies Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brigham City LDS 18th Ward, 895 North 625 West. A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah 84302 and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.