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Claude Elliot Stuart Jr.

December 1, 1922 - February 13, 2014

Claude Elliot Stuart Jr. passed away on February 13, 2014. His family members are grateful that we were able to care for him toward the end of his life just as he cared for us for so many years.
He was born December 1, 1922 in Uintah, Utah to Claude Elliot Sr. and Ellen Fernelius Stuart, the eldest son in a family of 11 siblings. He spent his entire life on the farm in Uintah, which he always said is a great place to raise a family. He attended schools in Uintah and South Ogden and graduated from Weber High School in 1941.
During World War II he served with the Eighth Army Air Force in Europe. Upon his return from the Military he was called to serve an LDS Mission to the Northern States Mission, serving most of his time in Ohio. Upon his return from his Mission he made the best decision of his life when he married Fay Cramer in the Logan Temple on June 2, 1949. They made their home in Uintah where their marriage was blessed with 3 sons and a daughter. Dad worked at Hill Air Force Base for 37 years, then retired to the farm.
Dad was always involved in church and the community. He served for over 30 years in the Boy Scouts, receiving his Silver Beaver. He was a faithful Home Teacher, Scoutmaster, High Councilor, Bishop, Stake Patriarch and Sealer in the Ogden Temple. In the community he served on the City Council and was the water master and secretary for the irrigation company for over 40 years. He brought countless joy to hundreds of children by sharing his farm produce with Head Start and many area schools. His greatest success was his family and he loved being called Grandpa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Surviving are his sisters, Ila Jean Carter and Joann Robinson; brothers Ken Stuart and Dick Brown; His Wife Fay and sons Mark (Chris), Carl (Paula), Paul (Danette) and daughter Susan; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11 a.m., at Uintah First Ward, 6660 S. 1775 E., Uintah, UT.
A viewing will be held Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT, and from 10:00- 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the ward.
Interment will be at the Uintah City Cemetery.
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Born: December 1, 1922
Died: February 13, 2014

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Brent Poll posted on 3/2/14

Elliot and the entire Stuart family have been a large positive part of the lives of our family for as long as I can remember. My wife (Sondra) worked around him for years and always appreciated his strong acceptance and endorsement of her as an important part of the Poll/Stuart 'family.' It was left to me to remind her that she was really only an 'associate' member, as full membership was normally reserved for males only. What a fine man he was. He viewed and treated the Uintah-South Weber contests (which were often heated) as a cause for united celebration and friendship renewals. Always pleasant. Always friendly. Always a kind word. He will be missed. Sorry we could not attend his viewing or funeral. As you know, his events mirrored exactingly with those of my Uncle Duane Poll. You folks were just leaving the Cemetery when we were pulling in. Grant Dickamore and I home teach President LeRoy Poll and his wife Venice. They too expressed regret that the above conflict prevented them from properly expressing their condolences. It's difficult to imagine a better legacy for any man to leave his posterity than the widespread recognition (even across the river in South Weber) that their father, grandfather and great-grandfather was so widely and justifiably respected. Sincerely, Brent Poll


Curtis Anderson posted on 2/18/14

Elliott was a good neighbor and friend of the family. He car-pooled to Hill Field with my Dad and they frequently argued but they were the best of friends. We always knew when Elliott drove by our house because he always honked his horn. Other than my father he was the most influential male role model of my life. He sold me my first car, a '64 Chev Belair for $25 (which I later sold to my little brother for $50.) Many of the trees planted at my home in Park City were either purchased from Elliott or a gift from him - including two piñon pines which he grew from nuts. But Elliott influenced me most as a role model. He was a man of great integrity and honesty. Shortly after high school while wondering if I should go to college or not, I asked Elliott for his opinion. He said that if I went to college it would make me a more rounded person, that college wasn't just about getting better job, it was about becoming a better person. I went to college and never regretted it. For the past few years he'd save his cull apples for my brothers and I to grind into apple cider which we'd trade back to him. Elliott Stuart was a scoutmaster, bishop, role model, car dealer, apple and pumpkin seller, and friend. Thanks Elliott!


Ernie & Ginger Miller posted on 2/17/14

To: Fay, Susan, Carl & Paula and the entire family, Elliott was such a kind hearted person. So generous with his time in serving others. Ernie so much enjoyed serving with him on the high council and participating with him in various activities. He was a great guy who always set a good example for others to follow. He always had a smile.


Gary DeMastrie posted on 2/17/14

Mark and Family, I am so sorry for the loss. I didn't know Claude very well, but knew him enough to see that he was a wonderful person. I am in St. George at present and not able to get to the viewing. Forgive me. You have my best wishes and prayers. To live a long life is a blessing. When people tell me not to get old, I have to ask them, "What is the option?" Live life well, and appreciate it.


melissa ward posted on 2/17/14

I love you so much grandpa you taught me so much in life you are one of the most important and amazing people that loved me unconditionally grandpa you will be missed


Bonnie, Gene & David Wickes posted on 2/17/14

We are so sad to hear of Elliott's passing. Our parents, Harry and Becky Wickes enjoyed their association with him - oh, the stories our mother told! But, what good, clean fun they had. The last time we talked with Elliott was at our mother's graveside serve over two years ago. We really enjoyed the time we had to visit with him. He was definitely a loved man, and has now joined many wonderful family members on the other side of the veil.


Lesa Best posted on 2/16/14

What an awesome person! I can't even find enough word to talk about this unbelievably kind man. He has always had a special place in my heart ever since I was a little girl that i would go to his orchards to pick apples and every October go and pick out our pumpkins and it will always be ingrained in my mind his giant smile. One of my greatest joys was being able to take my own children back to enjoy the same things I did and see the same smile planted in thier hearts and minds. I will forever be grateful for the great role model he was for me and so many others! I love you and will miss that smile, but i know their is a great angel among us! Lesa Best


Denny Ray Guymon posted on 2/16/14

Elliott is my hero! He taught me many things as I worked for him over the long hot summers. Most of the things he taught me was by his wonderful example. He was very patient with me. I remember a time that he showed me how to fertilize the seedlings in his backyard. He told me that I had to be careful not to skip any and not to give any of them two scoops otherwise they would die. He left me to do the rest of the seedlings while my brothers and him went to spread manure in a upper field. I was a little mad that I had to stay and do this menial task all by my self. (I enjoyed working along side of Elliott) I thought I did a good job, but later that year Elliott asked me to go through all of the seedlings and pull out all of the dead ones. I realized that I missed some and I gave some too much. This taught me valuable lesson; that everyone is important and they all need your care even the little trees. Thank you Stuart family for sharing your treasure with so many others! I love him with all of my heart and will miss this wonderful man. May the Lord comfort and bless you in this time of your grief and pain. My heartfelt sympathy, Denny Ray Guymon


JayDee Guymon posted on 2/16/14

My love and condolences go out to the Stuart family for the passing of a great man. Elliott is a wonderful man that I admire and look up to. I remember working the long rows of corn and pumpkins that he would grow and I would hoe. My back would hurt at the end of the day from hoeing so long. He taught me hard work, humor, kindness and fairness. I remember him say several times "If we would have found that last row earlier we would have been done along time ago." How I will miss his smiling, kind face and his love for me. I truly learned to admire and love him. He was there when I was a teenager to keep me out of trouble and give me a personal Liahona. He was there supporting me when I left on my mission. He was there to seal me to my eternal companion. Thank you Elliott for showing your love for me, I will be forever grateful.