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Saturday, March 18, 2023
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Saturday, March 18, 2023
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Clifford Judd Tveter, better known as “Cliff, CJ, Dad, Honey and Grandpa, passed away Monday morning, March 13, 2023, at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. He is survived by his wife, Thea, children, Jared Tveter, Joseph and Sarah Tveter, Emily and Mark Wasson, Aaron and Leslie Tveter, Steven Tveter, Michael and Shelley Tveter and sister Corrine Miller. Grandchildren: Stuart, Ethan, Austin, Lizzy, Nathan, Tyler, Halie, Tristan, Tessa, Alex, Jenna, Evelyn and Noah.
He was born to Elmer and Cora Tveter May 10, 1941 in Juneau, Alaska. Because milk was hard to obtain for a baby in Alaska they came out, first settling in Idaho then the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland then Walnut Creek. He was the oldest of three children
When he was 9 yrs. old, he like many other children of the time, contracted Polio, which affected his upper body, and his breathing. He was rushed to San Francisco Children's Hospital where he spent the next 6 months. With the help of a terrific physical therapist, his parents, and his own determination he learned to walk again. To help him exercise his dad built a swimming pool in the backyard, soon he gained enough strength to swim.
His family moved to Michigan for his sophomore and junior years of high school where he became active in Jr Achievement, a program to help young people develop businesses. His company made and sold Salad Dressing, which he sold, going door to door in the winter time. He also joined the swim team, and was a successful back stroker.
For Cliff's senior year, the family returned to California, landing in Concord, which became a great blessing. The youth groups teachers and activity leaders were Stan and Val Dallin. They took us on Yosemite and Calavaris River trips, firesides and parties. Cliff was one of the older in the group and I (his sister) Corrine was one of the younger, with 10 to 12 in between. During this time Cliff developed friendships that have lasted a lifetime. 1959 Cliff graduated from Mt Diablo High in Concord, California.
1961-1963 he served a mission in the Central States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, teaching people about our Savior Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. One family he taught had a bob cat pacing back and forth as they visited with them, and got their water from a small stream that ran beside their house.
Following his mission in 1963 he enrolled at Brigham Young University receiving a Bachelor Science degree in Business Management.
Following graduation he secured a position at Caldwell's, a high end clothing store in Northern California. At the same time he and his dad purchased a coin-op laundry and dry cleaners. Later they purchased a shirt laundry, as well as a 2nd Dry cleaners.
He enjoyed seeing the world of the Pacific while serving in the Navy on a destroyer during the Vietnam War. He said his war rations were ham sandwiches instead of the canned food the Army was fed.
June 24, 1972, he married Thea Renfro in the Oakland temple. The past 50 plus years she has been a great support through business adventures as well as sickness and in health.
Cliff loved working and serving in the temple, especially the Oakland temple which he served in for several years.
Oakland Temple Pageant was one of the high-lights in his life, working with many wonderful, talented people, himself involved in the filming and editing of the show for 4 years.
He learned to ski with his dad, then taught his sister and all his boys.
He developed and ran his own mortgage company, Pioneer International Mortgage Company. He was also a successful realtor and insurance agent in Northern California. Moving to Ogden in 2007 he continued as a home and auto insurance agent until his death.
Cliff loved the out of doors, camping in Yosemite, Willard Bay, Fremont State Park, or just watching the waves of the ocean.
Cliff loved people, and loved to be busy. He loved being with his children and grandchildren, and being of service and involved with others. We will miss him.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing held from 11:30 - 1:00 at the LDS Stake Center 1155 North Monroe Blvd. Ogden Utah.
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