Clifford F. Rose Jr. passed away from a long fought battle of congestive heart failure on Saturday Dec. 22, at the age of 88 surrounded by family.
He was born on Jan. 11, 1924, the son of Clifford F. Rose Sr. and Ivy Bennetts in the small mining town of Sublet, Wyo. He grew up playing in the hills of western Wyoming when mining towns were booming. He was a very active young man and played the coronet in the high school band. He joined the Navy right after high school when the U.S. was brought into World War II. He served in the South Pacific theater on the U.S.S. Raleigh and the U.S.S. Crittenden and returned to Kemmerer after the war to marry his sweetheart, Billie Barbara Clark.
He was always interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and became a member when he married Billie. Looking for greater opportunity, he moved to Clearfield, Utah, where he raised his family. He grew in the gospel and served faithfully his whole life. He worked as a civil servant at HAFB for 25 years, but his real love was wiring homes as an electrical contractor. He appreciated his employees and contractor friends. He always enjoyed working and did so into his seventies. He loved his family and lived his life enjoying them. He later moved to Kaysville, Utah.
Cliff is survived by his wife of 63 years, Billie, children Stephen C. (Marsha) Rose, Ruthann K. (Brent) McDonald and Brent C. (Elizabeth) Rose, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Hollow Ward, 1520 S. Fox Pointe Dr. in Kaysville. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main, and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services.
Interment will be at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 N. Fairfield Road.
Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.