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Clifford Stewart LeFevre

Born: Tue., Apr. 17, 1923
Died: Tue., Feb. 21, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 01, 2012
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Mar. 02, 2012
Location: Clearfield 7th Ward

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 02, 2012
Location: Clearfield 7th Ward

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"Together Again"

Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Clifford Stewart LeFevre, 88, passed away February 21, 2012, with his family by his side. He was born April 17, 1923, in Spry, Utah, the oldest son of Clifford and EmoDean Stewart LeFevre. He married Wilma Steed, October 8, 1943 in the St. George LDS Temple. They had more than 66 wonderful years together. She preceded him in death, November 21, 2009.

Cliff received a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University and a Master’s Degree from BYU. He taught for a few years and then went in to administration. He was the principal of Panguitch High School. He moved to Clearfield in his early 40's and was an intern at Roy Jr. High and vice-principal at Roy High; eventually becoming the first principal of Sandridge Jr. High School. He ended his career as the personnel director of Weber County School District. He was a lifelong learner and supporter of education.

Cliff served in the Army, in the European Theater, during WWII where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.

Cliff was an active member of the LDS Church where he served in many positions including; bishop, high councilman, and patriarch.

Cliff knew the value of hard work and doing good. He was active in many civic organizations including the Lions Club and Kiwanis. He served in the Utah State Legislature for eight years, Utah State Board of Regents for 12 years. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Southern Utah University, Weber State University, College of Eastern Utah and their Blanding campus.

Cliff had a great love of fishing, hunting, education, and traveling. He was with family hiking the Zion Narrows when he was in his 70’s and deer hunting well into his 80’s. His greatest love was to spend time with his family.

Cliff is survived by his devoted children: Darwin (Denise), Ken, Steve (Nancy), Mark (Sabrina), Camille (Sheldon) Cherry and a beloved niece, Sherrie (Mike) Harbertson. Cliff leaves behind 29 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Cliff was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carol Dean; granddaughter, Megan; and daughter-in-law, Sally; a brother and two sisters.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the care he received at Mountain Ridge Assisted Living Center, Skyline LDS Branch and also to Advocate Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Clearfield LDS 7th Ward Chapel, 350 Vine St. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the Panguitch Cemetery with military rites by the Panguitch American Legion Post #25. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Clifford LeFevre to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church.


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Virginia Bruhn Higbee
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
Darwin and All: I am sorry for your loss. Even when it is time, it seems it is still hard. But I hope that you will be comforted by the wonderful reunion that is taking place in paradise.

Best wishes to all of you.

David and Olivia Worthen
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
We will always remember Stewart as our Principal at Panguitch High School. He had a big influence in our lives then and was a great leader--someone we all looked up to as we were growing up. He was someone who was friendly and seemed to truly care about us. He also gave a wonderful talk in Adele's funeral. We appreciated hearing the memories he had of her as they worked together in the Garfield County Welfare office. We know that you will miss him but certainly have fond memories of the times you've spent together. We looked forward every Christmas to the homemade chocolates he and Wilma always made. Hope you can keep that tradition going in your families as well. Our love and sympathy to all of you.

Yvonne Burch
   Posted Tue February 28, 2012
Darwin and family,
May you find confort and joy in the knowledge that your father is now in the state of rejoicing with all those who were waiting for him beyond the vail. Remember the life well lived and the legacy he leaves you. May God hold your hand and lead you from the waterfall of tears into the rays of sunshine that shine the message that all is well.
Yvonne Burch

Shondell Knowlton
   Posted Tue February 28, 2012
Dar and family, My sympathies and condolences. We are thinking of you

Bill Lythgoe
   Posted Wed February 29, 2012
I worked with Cliff in the Weber School District as an Administrator and a teacher. He was an exceptional person to work with. He always had my best interest in mind when working with problems in the school district. I could always count on Cliff when the chips were down. He was a giant of a man! He was always cool when there seemed to be a fire that was hot. May the blessings of our heavenly father be with each family member.

Ralph G. & Jeannie Marie LeFevre Jex
   Posted Wed February 29, 2012
Our sincere condolences to all of you. Your father is a cousin of mine, and was in WWII w/my four older brothers, Stanley D., Luke Conard, Harold Alma, and Thomas Grant. I have memories of your father coming to my mother's (Aunt Sylvia, or Sib as they used to call her) home in Orem, Utah, when he was on leave. I especially remember his wavey locks of hair. You have the right to be extremely proud of your father's accomplishments. We all miss those that have passed on, but the knowing in our hearts that we will meet again, is a comfort during this time of loss. May God hold you in his arms and bless you all with a continued, sincere love and understanding of one another. Our Sympathy, Ralph & Jeannie LeFevre Jex

Jack & Barbara Magdiel
   Posted Wed February 29, 2012
I am a loving friend of Darwin and have been for over 10 years. My love and condolences go out to all of the family.

Homer Stubbs and family
   Posted Thu March 01, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Stewart has left an amazing legacy and will be remembered throughout the generations. I remember spending time at grandma and grandpa LeFevre''s house with all of the cousins. We''d go fishing, play all sorts of games, and we''d ride our horses down in the Sevier river. It was such a happy time being with my cousins. God Bless you all during this sad time.

Leah Steed
   Posted Thu March 01, 2012
Dear Family,
My heart is full of love for you n yours~! Im sure he will be much happier now, with your Wonderful Mother!! I think of you often n hope n pray all is going well!!! May the Good Lord Bless n Comfort you, and may you feel His arms around you! Untill we meet again!!! Much Love~!!

Kirsten Morrison
   Posted Thu March 01, 2012
Many of you don't know me. But Cliff was my landlord for what would have been 10 years this Sept. and I have felt honored to live in this house. All I can really say is my heart, thoughts and of course prayers are with you all. He's not suffering anymore and I know, we will all see him again. He and Wilma and the others are having the best reunion ever right now. God bless, and take care.

Haven J Barlow
   Posted Fri March 02, 2012
I just came across Clifford’s obituary and am deeply sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man and friend. We served together in the legislature. He was a man of great character and will be missed. I am sorry that I was too late to make the viewing and service but he will be in my thoughts.

Haven J Barlow

Cece Foxley
   Posted Sat March 03, 2012
Dear members of Cliff LeFevre's family,

I was saddened to see the obituary for Cliff, and regret that I could not attend his funeral service. I will remember with fondness working with Cliff when he was on the Utah State Board of Regents and I was Commissioner of Higher Education and CEO to the Board. No one was more dedicated to education than Cliff. And he and Wilma made the best chocolates! They are together again.....making chocolates in heaven. May you all be comforted at this difficult time knowing that he loved his family first and foremost and always wanted the best for you. Sincerely, Cece Foxley

Evan and Nicki Excell
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
To the LeFevre children and Sherrie,

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your patriarch in the family. He was a great man, who now has been re-united with his eternal companion. We will miss them both immensely. They were so much a part of my life in growing up in Panguitch. Wilma was my piano teacher for several years and Stewart the principal at PHS when I was Student Body President. Together, we revised the school constitution that year. He was special to me always and the loss to Panguitch upon their move to the Weber School District was huge.

We appreciated the friendship of the family during the deer hunts and celebrations at Panguitch when we were able to see one another again. Those are the wonderful memories we'll keep in our hearts and minds.

Our love to you,

Evan and Nicki Excell
South Jordan, UT

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