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Clarene Agnes Remund, born February 5th, 1962 to Clarence and Lillian Wrona died suddenly on the morning of October 6, 2019 at the age of 57.
Her life was not always an easy one, and she endured many trials from her early years until the day of her passing. One of her first major struggles was her heart, which required surgery at a young age. This surgery was unique because of her age, the current medical technologies and the nature of her condition. The result of the surgery made Clarene’s heart something special and rare. It was not uncommon for doctors to call in other doctors and staff to listen to Clarene’s heart when she attended medical appointments. Her heartbeat was a combination of whooshing and an unusual thud. Sometimes she wouldn’t warn people who needed to listen to her heart because their reaction was fun to watch. If you wish to know the real Clarene, you must look deeper at her heart because that is where you will find the truest version of her.
Clarene grew up in the Ogden area and was a spitfire from the get-go. To her father Clarence, Clarene was his “little worm” and to those who knew her as a child, she was a ray of light and spunky as can be. Some would say she was a bit hard to contain at times. Everyone would say she had a kind and sweet heart.
At age 15 Clarene married Steve Ashdown and shortly after turning 17 they had their first and only child, a young boy named Josh. Clarene adored her son and worked hard to be a good mom. This is a challenge at any age, but especially at her young age.
During the better years, Clarene enjoyed fishing, camping and listening to music. She was an avid reader and an excellent writer, which wasn’t well known. As the years went by she separated from Steve and met her second husband Greg Remund. Together they went on many adventures to explore remote dirt roads and interesting places which are only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles. This time was a highlight in her life. Although her marriage to Greg did not last, their friendship remained constant until her death.
If you know Clarene, you may know that she struggled with addiction. It would be easy to define her in simple terms and it would also be unfair. Clarene was not simply an addict, but it challenged her without question. She was much more than this and looking to her heart during the storms in her life is where you will find the real Clarene. Clarene had a very strong heart that kept her going through times when others may have fallen. Her heart was also tender when a close friend needed it. She often had a playful heart when having fun with her son, nieces and nephews. Her heart had healing powers and it would mend itself when shattered beyond repair, although not without scars. Despite the scars, her heart always had a deep well of love for the most important people in her life. Her heart was scarred medically and emotionally, it beat to its own rhythm, but it always kept beating. In spite of the odds against it, and above all, it was always and forever a very kind heart.
Clarene is survived in death by her son, Josh Ashdown, daughter-in-law Emily Ashdown, grandsons Myles and Owen Ashdown, as well as her sister Bonnie Hoskins and brother Ed Wrona. In addition to those mentioned, Clarene is survived in death by her closest friend and strongest supporter Ann Pearson and her ex-husband and constant companion Greg Remund.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, family will greet friends from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.
Interment to follow at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.leavittsmortuary.com.