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Clifford Earl Porter

December 3, 1933 - September 7, 2017

Clifford Earl Porter, Jr., 83, passed away September 7, 2017, at the George Wahlen Veterans Home of natural causes.  Clifford was born December 3, 1933, to Cliff and Ilene Porter in Ogden, Utah.  Clifford attended school in Ogden, Utah and graduated from Weber High School.  He married Carol Lee Cairns Porter.

Clifford worked for the Union Pacific Railroad before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the end of the Korean War.  Dad entered the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program and served on 5 submarines, 1 surface boat and the Bureau of Naval Personnel selecting “nuke” crews.  Dad was active in Boy Scouts of America, earning his Silver Beaver.  He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many different callings.  Dad served over 20 years in the Navy.  Dad was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1481, Fleet Reserve Association Branch 185 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1079.

Clifford is survived his sister Pat Dye; children Robert (Mary) Porter, Teresa (Ron) McCoy, Clifford (Tina) Porter, Dave Porter and Mike Young, Joseph (Jaunett) Porter, Timothy (Vicky) Porter,  James (Jessica) Porter; 36 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren;

Clifford is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; brother Lee Bradley; and sister, Sally.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, Utah.  There will be a viewing on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 6 – 8 pm at the Mortuary and 1 hour prior to the funeral from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Interment at Washington Heights Memorial Park with full Military Honors.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Family will greet friends from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to Funeral Service.

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Friday, September 15, 2017


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Born: December 3, 1933
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Randy Qualls (University Place, WA) posted on 9/19/17

I met Cliff through his involvement in the Veteran's Day Parade in Ogden. I was the Band director at Fremont high at the time. Cliff came in person, in uniform to ask me if our Marching Band could come to the parade. I couldn't turn him down, and while I was at Fremont we never missed the parade. Cliff's service to Ogden and the Veterans is a legacy that should be celebrated for generations. He will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences and respect to him and his family. I'll always remember him.


Paula Knighton posted on 9/14/17

Cliff was an amazing scriptorian and always willing to share his knowledge. I was teaching the Gospel Doctrine class in Harrisville when he moved to North Ogden. His absence left a large hole in our discussions and learning. I always enjoyed my conversations with Cliff and left uplifted and often learned something new. Heaven definitely gained a blessing with his passing. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy for your loss.


Jamie Peterson posted on 9/14/17

Cliff used to be a substitute in my classroom a few years ago. We loved when he'd come! He was so cheerful, loved the kids, and did a really great job! My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.


Brent Jones posted on 9/12/17

To Cliff's Family, It's hard to put in words my love and respect for your beloved Family member. I have known Cliff for the past 19 years in my neighborhood, at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, at many Memorials, at Church, and at other various places. He's been such a great friend, a fellow military brother, and a devoted disciple of Christ. May you experience peace and comfort as you grieve his loss and his devotion to your Family, his devotion to the military and our Veterans, and to the Lord Jesus Christ and His people. You're certainly in my thoughts and prayers.


Susan Dysle posted on 9/11/17

I'm so sorry for your loss.


Deacon Herschel G. Hesteer III, MCPO USNR, Ret. posted on 9/11/17

May God bless all of the Porter family during thid time of personal grieving and loss of husband, father, grandfather, brother and great grandfather. Your memories of Clifford will shine on during these dark times, bask in the light - the shining light - they bring to you. They will strengthen you and help you to remember his love for you and others. I pary that Clifford will rest in peace in all of God's Heavenly Glory!


Andy O'Dowd posted on 9/10/17

Condolences and prayers to the Porter family.


Lenora Douglas posted on 9/10/17

To me he was Uncle Earl. My one and only Uncle. I remember all the times He and the family came to Oklahoma in the summer to visit. Loved those visits. I loved listening to the stories he would tell. I will miss those. Rest In Peace Uncle Earl. Love you.


Roxanne Child posted on 9/10/17

I had the pleasure of getting to know Cliff while working at A1 uniforms. He was a very nice, funny, honorable man. He is truly missed. Thank you Cliff for your service to our Country and your fellow men.