Keith Joseph Clayton, Jr., died June 19, 1998 in Provo, Utah from a fall in Rock Canyon.
Keith was born August 29, 1968 in Murray, Utah, the son of Dr. Keith Joseph and Connie Marie Hall Clayton. An outstanding student and Eagle Scout, Keith graduated with high honors from Timpview High School in Provo. He was an exchange student in Germany and also studied at the BYU Jerusalem Center for New Eastern Studies. Keith was a talented teacher and speaker. He won first place in the State of Utah High School Speech Triathalon. He attended BYU on a scholarship and later graduated in anthropology and linguistics. He was enrolled at the University of Utah Law School.He was very active in the LDS Church, serving in many callings, including a mission to the Zurich, Switzerland Mission. He married Denise Deinstadt in the Salt Lake Temple, April 29, 1994.
Keith will be greatly missed by his two darling children, Ashley Nicole Clayton and Bethany Janelle Clayton and his wife, Denise, as well as by his parents and family. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters: David Clayton, Michael (Michelle) Clayton, Matthew Clayton, Lisa (Stuart) Ashton, Julie (Joseph) Campbell and Amy Clayton, and by his grandfather, Vaughn Clayton and his parents-in-law John and Virginia Deinstadt of Springville; and sister-in-law, Donelle Deinstadt of Provo. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan and by his grandparents Eunice Clayton, Della Hall and Arthur Hall.
Keith had a kind, understanding and generous heart and many people who had real problems in their lives sought out Keith's compassionate counsel. He was dearly loved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at the Mojave Chapel, 3050 No. Mojave Lane in Provo. Friends and family may call at the Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center, Provo, between 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 1998 and one hour before the services on Wednesday, July 1, 1998.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Keith Clayton, Jr. Children's Trust Fund at the Bonneville Bank, 1675 No. 200 West, Provo, Ut. 84604 would be greatly appreciated.
Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery, 1997 So. 400 East, Springville.
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