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Obituary for Calvin Thales Waters

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Calvin Thales Waters

April 24, 1927 - November 17, 2015

South Weber – Calvin Thales Waters, 88 died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 after a short illness.

He was born April 24, 1927 in Monroe, Utah, a son of Arthur and Eldora Serilda Anderson Waters.

He was raised and educated in Monroe and moved to Ogden as a young man.

Calvin married Georgia Lee Christopherson on April 16, 1945 in Ogden, Utah.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.

Calvin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Calvin was a self-made man.  He started Calvin Waters & Sons Construction, where he subdivided and developed parts of South Weber.

Calvin was an active High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served faithfully in many callings including a missionary while a Seventy.

Together, he and Georgia raised six children, four sons: Douglas (Lynn), Dennis (Leslie), Eugene (Susan), Doyle (Debi) and two daughters, Janet (Ross) Gardiner and Georgia (Sheldon) Cox.  He has 30 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Georgia passed away in 1991.

In 1992, Calvin married Mada Lurae Waldron Stanger in Ogden, Utah.  This marriage brought him another family including:  Marilyn (Dave) Buelo, Lurae Stanger, Diane (Tim) Mendenhall, David (Suzanne), Gary (Michelle), Roger, Ron (Cherie), 24 step grandchildren and 41 step great-grandchildren.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Mada Waters, and his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Georgia, sister, Ivy and three brothers, Forrest, Deon, and Marlin.

Family will meet friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and at the South Weber 1st Ward LDS Church from 9:45 to 10:45 am.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at the South Weber LDS Church, 1401 East South Weber Drive.

Interment at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd, South Ogden, Utah, where Military Honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute or Primary Children’s Hospital.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Family will meet friends at  the South Weber 1st Ward LDS Church from 9:45 to 10:45 am.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

1401 East South Weber Drive

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: April 24, 1927
Died: November 17, 2015

Condolences for Calvin Thales Waters

Marian posted on 11/27/15

Doug, I am so sorry for your loss. Much love is sent.


wysjames cook posted on 11/22/15

To all of Calvin's family I want you all to know of my heartfelt sympathy in your loss. Calvin has held a special place in my life. Those memories have and always will be a special part of MY life, he made me a better person for it. May you all share , wife, children, great or grand child, your own special memory with each other. Calvin did truly do it the best he knew how. He did truly love and care for you. May God grant you all the peace and comfort you need at this time of loss. A Lucky to have know him and you his family. James Cook


Mark Hansen posted on 11/21/15

Mr. Calvin Waters saved in life at a trench cave-in along 1-15 and Orem City at the 1200 S. on ramp as we installed 4" cast iron pipe. As the walls of the trench begin to cave in, he saw what was happening and used his back hoe bucket to lift me out of the trench as it caved in. He literally saved my life, I was only 22 at the time and have now lived to 62 with 8 children and 21 grandchildren, thanks to him. I'm glad he lived a long and rich life. May he have eternal life with his family. God bless you're family at this time.


Karen Stratton posted on 11/21/15

I was so sorry to read of the passing of Calvin. He was truly a good man and loved his family dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.


Bradley Gene waters posted on 11/20/15

I highly respect you and all you've done, I love and will miss you grandpa, your forever in my heart


Ann Waters posted on 11/20/15

I in am sorry àbout the passing òf your father. May you find comfort in the great family memories I am sure you are shaŕing. I wish I could be there but I still have two more months in the mission field.