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Obituary: WELSH, CLARA

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 11:06 p.m. MDT

Clara Delilah Eggett Welsh1940 ~ 2012Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, teacher and friend passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2012, at the age of 72. Born January 20, 1940 in Murray, Utah to Hyrum Thomas and Wanda Kidd Eggett. She was the first in a family of 11 children. She attended Bountiful High School, graduated in 1958, and graduated from Weber State College in 1968. She married John Vincent Welsh on September 8, 1962, and together they had two daughters. They were later divorced.She was an elementary school teacher for 33 years in the Davis County School District teaching second grade at South Bountiful Elementary for five years, and third grade at Tolman Elementary for 28 years. She taught over 900 students, many of whom were children of her former students. She was active in the LDS Church and was a member of the Bountiful 26th Ward where she held numerous callings. She had a very strong testimony of her Savior and was always willing to share her thoughts and stories with anyone who was in need.She was fun loving, full of life and cared more for others than herself. She was a loving mother of two daughters and her family was her whole world. She was passionate about the importance of having close family ties and was surrounded by a very caring extended family from all sides. She will always be missed and never forgotten. All of us that were blessed to have had her in our lives are better people for having known her. Life here on earth is not forever, Love Is.She is survived by her daughters, Ginger (Mike) Johnson, Tamara (Mark) Lee; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four brothers, five sisters; plus nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, one brother, a son in law, a granddaughter and two nephews.Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21st at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful 26th Ward on 200 West 200 North, Bountiful, Utah. The family will receive friends at a viewing on Friday, April 20th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah and from 9:45 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be at the South Jordan City Cemetery under the direction of Russon Brothers-www.russonmortuary.com.