Clifford Frisby 1905 ~ 2011

Clifford Frisby, 105, the oldest man in Utah, passed away peacefully in his Heber City home early Sunday morning, Feb. 27, 2011. He was born in Spokane, Washington, on September 18, 1905. He was the fourth of 16 children born to George and Mary Ellen Watkins Frisby. He married Blanche Austin Lindsay in 1925 and they had six children. The couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary just six months before she passed away in 2000. Cliff worked with his father building roads (grading and hauling equipment by actual horsepower) including the Daniel Canyon Road to the Strawberry Valley. He operated O.P. Skaggs in Heber during the early 1940's, sold insurance, was maintenance supervisor at the Cottonwood Mall, and grounds keeper at Beaver Dam Golf until his late 90's before he retired. He spent his final years tending his roses under the care of his daughter, Reve' and then the last four years with his devoted son Bruce. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and loved-ones. Cliff is preceded in death by his parents, 13 brothers and sisters, his wife Blanche, an infant son; Larry Frisby, a son, William Risner, a grandson, and Todd Allen Frisby Domnisse, a grandson. He is survived by two sisters, Melba Carnahan and Thelda Carnahan of Bakersfield CA, and six generations, including his daughter, Reve' Risner, Beaver Dam, AZ (William Stanley, deceased), daughter-in-law Ann Cummings Frisby, Heber City, UT (Larry, deceased) and Bruce Frisby, Heber City, UT William Joseph Frisby (Peggy), Logan, UT and George Robert Frisby (Josie) Beaver Dam, AZ, sons, 29 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, 57 great great grandchildren, and one great great great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, March 5th, at the LDS church located at 325 East 5th North in Heber City, with a viewing on Friday, March 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 No. Main, and at 11:00 a.m. prior to the Funeral on Saturday at the LDS church. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at