R. Marlo Cloward
1931 ~ 2015

R. Marlo Cloward was born on September 16, 1931 in Santaquin, Utah and died January 25, 2015 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He was the fifth child and third son of six children born to Ivan Floyd and Erma Kay Cloward of Santaquin, Utah.

Marlo married Gwen Livingston of Genola, Utah on July 27, 1949, in the Manti Temple. He is survived by his eternal sweetheart and their three children: R. Gregory (Irene) Cloward, Laurel Darling, and Barry L. (Jennifer) Cloward; 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother: Rex Kay (Glenda) Cloward.

Marlo was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Elmo Floyd Cloward and James Russell Cloward, Sr; and two sisters: Oneta Mae Nelson and Shirley Hiatt. He was also preceded in death by one son: Lee Livingston Cloward.

Marlo graduated from Payson High School in May 1949. He also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School. While growing up in Santaquin, he worked at the family store, Cloward’s Market. At the market he acquired the skill of meat cutting and became a butcher. After his marriage, his first job was as a butcher at Safeway in Payson, Utah. While working at Safeway, he was noticed by a local banker who was impressed by his work ethic and efficiency. He recruited Marlo to work for the local bank which started a life-long career of banking. Marlo worked in management at First Security Bank for 25 years. He also worked for American Savings and Loan and Bank of Utah. Marlo finished his career with the Utah State Division of Agriculture as the manager for the Agriculture Resource Development Loan Program. (ARDL). He was active in the community serving as a volunteer fireman, a member of the Lion’s Club and Riding Club.

Marlo and his wife Gwen have always been active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions in the church including a Counselor in the Bishopric, a Membership Clerk and a High Priest Group Leader. Marlo loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very deeply. He expressed that love to them frequently with sincere emotion and gratitude. It was with them that he found his greatest joy and happiness.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to all friends and family for their love and support at this time.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 11:00 am at the LDS Benson building, 275 South 1400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm and also at an additional viewing on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will take place in the Payson City Cemetery, 400 North 800 East, Payson.

 

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