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Obituary for Clarence G. Thornhill

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Clarence G. Thornhill

March 4, 1927 - July 23, 2016

Clarence G. Thornhill, 89, passed away July 23, 2016.  Clarence was born March 4, 1927 to  Clarence and Avis Thornhill in Frankclay, Missouri.  He married Melba I. Thornhill on December 31, 1945 in Potosi, Missouri.


Clarence was a 32° Mason and was very active in the Masonic Order.  He was past Worshipful Master of Unity Lodge #18, Past Patron of Miriam Chapter #14, and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners.


Clarence dedicated many hours researching Masonry and donated all his research and hundreds of books to the Grand Lodge of Utah of Free Masons.  Clarence also began a Masonic Book Club at the Ogden Masonic Temple.


Clarence retired after many years of dedicated employment with the Union Pacific Railroad.


Clarence served with the Merchant Marines.


Clarence is survived by three sons, Jeffry A. (Gwen), David P. (Tonja) and Daniel J. (Carol); four grandchildren, Brian (Holly) Thornhill, Tara Thornhill Smith (Michael), Macon Thornhill Harris (Brandon) and Jacob Thornhill; and five great- grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Melba; his parents and siblings.


Private Family Services were held.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 4, 1927
Died: July 23, 2016

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Pat & Harold Mischler posted on 8/3/16

On July 23, 2016 you lost a Great Grandfather, Grandfather and Father. We lost a very dear friend and brother. We are glad to see some of his achievements in Masonry listed in his Obituary as he was a true scholar of Masonry. We enjoyed many good times with Clarence and Melba in The El Kalah Shrine Klunkers and Klinkers, Masonic Lodge functions and last but not least sitting around the campfire listening to Clarence sing and play the guitar at a Nomad Coach and Trailer Club Campout. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!


Van and Toni Gilbert posted on 8/1/16

So sorry to hear about your father. Van and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss.