1945 ~ 2015
Dale Cluff passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.
Larry was born in Cochise County, Douglas, Arizona, son
of Dale N. Cluff and Beatrice Rae Marks. Larry had a good
childhood; his best memories were playing with his cousins.
As a result of his experiences he always worked to build
strong family relationships. He was also a voracious reader.
One summer when he was a young boy he decided to keep track
of all the books he read. His list was over 350 books long.
His mother always loved music and passed that love on to
Larry leading him to major in music when he entered college.
When he was 19 he served a mission for The LDS church in
Argentina 1964-1967. When he returned from his mission his
draft papers were waiting for him; he served honorably in
Vietnam earning a Bronze Star.
After returning home, he met and married Barbara Thompson
in the Oakland Temple in 1970. As newlyweds they moved to
Pennsylvania, where he continued his education earning doctorate
in economics from Penn State. Together they raised four
children. Larry was always a loving and involved father.
He served as his sons Cub Master for many years and actively
supported all their scouting experiences. He kept his hand
in music and enjoyed singing with many choirs over the years.
He also loved working with wood and liked making wooden
toys and giving them away.
He has always been active in his church and enjoyed serving
others. His favorite calling was ward choir director. He
had a successful and enjoyable career working for the General
Accountability Office as an economist for 31 years and was
well respected by his colleagues. When he retired he served
a second mission with his wife Barbara in the Austin, TX
2008-2010. They served as CES instructors and were beloved
by the college students they served.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, his father Dale N Cluff
and step-mother Lorna Cluff; four children and their spouses:
Dale & Michelle Cluff, Paul & Tanya Cluff, Erin
Houser, Evan & Jessica Cluff; six grandchildren and
one on the way.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2015
at 11:00 am at the Village Way Chapel, 901 East Village
Way, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call from 9:30
to 10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will
follow with military honors at Utah Veterans Memorial Park