Obituary: LEFEVRE, CLIFFORD

Published: Monday, Sept. 1 2014 1:33 p.m. MDT

Clifford LeFevre"Together Again"Clearfield/PanguitchOur beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Clifford Stewart LeFevre, 88, passed away February 21, 2012, with his family by his side. He was born April 17, 1923, in Spry, Utah, the oldest son of Clifford and EmoDean Stewart LeFevre. He married Wilma Steed, October 8, 1943 in the St. George LDS Temple. They had more than 66 wonderful years together. She preceded him in death, November 21, 2009. Cliff received a Bachelor's Degree from Utah State University and a Master's Degree from BYU. He taught for a few years and then went in to administration. He was the principal of Panguitch High School. He moved to Clearfield in his early 40's and was an intern at Roy Jr. High and vice-principal at Roy High; eventually becoming the first principal of Sandridge Jr. High School. He ended his career as the personnel directorof Weber County School District. He was a lifelong learner and supporter of education. Cliff served in the Army, in the European Theater, during WWII where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. Cliff was an active member of the LDS Church where he served in many positions including; bishop, high councilman, and patriarch. Cliff knew the value of hard work and doing good. He was active in many civic organizations including the Lions Club and Kiwanis. He served in the Utah State Legislature for eight years, Utah State Board of Regents for 12 years. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Southern Utah University, Weber State University, College of Eastern Utah and their Blanding campus. Cliff had a great love of fishing, hunting, education, and traveling. He was with family hiking the Zion Narrows when he was in his 70's and deer hunting well into his 80's. His greatest love was to spend time with his family.Cliff is survived by his devoted children: Darwin (Denise), Ken, Steve (Nancy), Mark (Sabrina), Camille (Sheldon) Cherry and a beloved niece, Sherrie (Mike) Harbertson. Cliff leaves behind 29 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.Cliff was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carol Dean; granddaughter, Megan; and daughter-in-law, Sally; a brother and two sisters.The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the care he received at Mountain Ridge Assisted Living Center, Skyline LDS Branch and also to Advocate Hospice.Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Clearfield LDS 7th Ward Chapel, 350 Vine St. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the Panguitch Cemetery with military rites by the Panguitch American Legion Post #25. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.comIn lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Clifford LeFevre to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.