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Obituary: CLAYTON, EDITH

Published: Monday, Nov. 24 2014 9:26 a.m. MST

Edith Woolley Jex Clayton 1919 ~ 2011

Edith Woolley Jex Clayton was born on June 22, 1919 in Duchesne Utah. She is the third of six children born to Mark Stringham and Kate Pyper Woolley. She passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011.On July 3, 1939 she married Richard Thomas Jex in the Manti LDS Temple. They are the parents of five children - Richard (Lana), Gordon (Maryann), Marilyn (Chris) Bird, Lorraine (Dave) Barlow and Keith (Lianne). Mom provided us with a loving and comfortable home where she taught us the value of hard work and determination. She was an example of service to her extended family. Her life was spent in the service of loving and caring for her family, they always came first. She will be known for her selfless service to her family and to the Church. In 1976, Mom lost her eternal companion. Over the next 16 years she spent her time loving and serving others. After many years in Santa Monica, Mom moved to Orem, Utah in 1981. She was active in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and served a temple mission in the Provo Temple. In 1986 Mom served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Virginia Roanoke Mission. In 1992 she married Vaughn Miner Clayton and they enjoyed 15 years together traveling the world and visiting family. He passed away in 2007. Above all Mom's testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and her Savior is her greatest legacy. She was active in the LDS Church her entire life and served faithfully in many callings. Her greatest desire was for her children, grandchildren and all her posterity to live and be guided by the teachings of our ancient and modern-day prophets. Mom is survived by her five children and their spouses; 24 grandchildren and 54 great-grand-children; her sister Kathryn (Clark) Wager; sister-in-law Louisa Jex Ahlgrim and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Vaughn's three children, Will Day, John (Roberta), Keith (Connie) and Christine Springman and their grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands Richard and Vaughn; her grandson, Ryan Thomas Jex; her great-grandson Samuel Mark Keiser; her step-daughter Yvonne Clayton Day; her step-son-in-law Rob Springman; her parents; three brothers (Henry, Allen and Briant) and her youngest sister, Merle Griffin. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1945 W. 9000 S., West Jordan. There will be a viewing Friday, April 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday prior to services 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. A service will be held on Friday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Monica 1st Ward Building, 2301 2nd Street. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to be made to Primary Children's Hospital.