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Obituary for Clarence William Stone

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Clarence William Stone

December 26, 1923 - September 8, 2011

C. William “Bill” StoneWASHINGTON TERRACE – Our father and grandfather passed away on September 8, 2011 after a long life of service to others. Bill was born as the oldest child to Clarence M. and Florence Stratton Stone in his grandparents’ Riverdale home on December 26, 1923. After serving as a Marine in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, he met Betty Marie Nelson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota on The Pike at Long Beach, California. They married at the end of the war on October 1, 1945 and were sealed in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple in 1950. Together they had seven children. Bill worked hard to take care of his family and wore out his life in love and service to his family, friends, and all those around him. His most important job and calling was that of father, husband and grandfather. After 50 years of marriage, Betty passed away. Bill later married Gloria Wakefield who also preceded him in death.He is survived by his sons, Murray (Collette) Stone, Sandy; Jeffrey (Ruth) Stone, Washington Terrace; son-in-law Ben Jones, Henefer; daughters, Melanie (Larry) Hansen, Riverdale; Rebecca (Steve) Warren, Fountain Valley, California; Valerie (David) McTee, Clinton; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sister Delma (Colen) Gailey, Riverdale; brother Harold (Marilyn) Stone, Kingman, Arizona. He joined his parents, wife Betty, daughter Maureen and son Paul in heaven. Please celebrate his life with us on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. The viewing will be held Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. also at the Mortuary. Interment at Washington Heights Cemetery.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Monday, September 12, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Monday, September 12, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: December 26, 1923
Died: September 8, 2011

Condolences for Clarence William Stone

Christy Strebel Stimpson posted on 9/20/11

Jeff and Family,So very sorry for your loss. You will be kept in our thoughts and Prayers.


Diane Sellers posted on 9/12/11

May sweet memories of your father comfort you now and always. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. From all your friends at ATK in Mississippi. Love, Jack & Diane Sellers


Judy Corbridge posted on 9/11/11

Melanie and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Lean on the Lord and have faith and he will get you through this difficult time. Love, Judy