Clifton Nephi (Tip) Ottosen, age 88, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died October 30, 1990 of natural causes.
Born on February 17, 1902 in Manti, Utah. Tip was a gentle man who lived his life with integrity, honor, and faith. He was the son of Nephi and Elizabeth Ahlstrom Ottosen. Married Margaret Peterson on June 29, 1932 in the Salt Lake Temple.After graduating from Manti High School in 1920, he taught in the Mayfield Public School for two years. From 1922 to 1925 he served an LDS mission to Germany. After attending Snow College in Ephraim for two years, he studied law at the University of Utah. Upon graduation in 1930 he joined the FBI where he served until 1933. Returning to Salt Lake, he opened a private law practice until 1978. For 23 years he taught business law at the University of Utah Business School. He served as Assistant State Attorney General and later as the Utah State Insurance Commissioner.
Active in the LDS Church throughout his life; serving as counselor and then bishop of the Wasatch Second Ward; stake Sunday School superintendent; stake high councilor; High Priest group leader; Temple Square host; Salt Lake Temple worker; and volunteered at The Museum of Church History and Art where he worked until July 1990. Also, with characteristic determination, Tip received his Eagle Scout award when he was over the age of 50.
He is survived by his wife; two sons and two daughters, Ruth Ottosen Tempest, Salt Lake City; Peter Clifton Ottosen of Phoenix, Arizona; John Anton Ottosen, Salt Lake City; and Margaret Ottosen of New York City. He is also survived by nine grandchildren with whom he generously shared his love of nature; and a sister Helen, Placerville, California. Preceded in death by three brothers , Eldon, Gerald, and Jesse; and two sisters, Zelma Poulsen and Mary Chiara.
Funeral services Friday, November 2nd, at 12 noon, Wasatch First Ward, 1455 East Emerson Avenue (1485 South). Family and friends may call at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South on Thursday evening 6-8 pm, and one hour prior to services at the Ward on Friday. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions to: The Museum of Church History and Art, 45 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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