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Lyndon Whitney Clayton
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1925
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 2011
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Lyndon Whitney Clayton was born February 22, 1925 to Lyndon Whitney Clayton and Madeleine Estelle McClellan in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died March 28, 2011 in Salt Lake City at age eighty-six.

From his cozy Avenues home he attended East High School and then the University of Utah where he graduated in five years with a medical degree. He was proud to affiliate with the Sigma Chi fraternity and to claim amateur boxing as a hobby.

On April 2, 1949, Whit married Elizabeth Graham Touchstone, who had instantaneously won his heart. He served as a physician in the Air Force and then practiced medicine as an obstetrician gynecologist in Whittier, California, for thirty-five years.

In 1964, Whit and Betty's marriage was solemnized for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). Whit served as a bishop for the LDS Church.

After retiring, he and Betty moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where he served as president of the hospital board during the development and construction of the new St. John's Medical Center.

He and Betty served a mission for the LDS Church as medical advisors to the North America Northwest Area. Whit was a guest instructor at the Teton Science School and was a docent at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

He was passionate about everything scientific and was the classic polymath, usually reading several books at a time. Whit loved to laugh, tell stories, ski, identify wild flowers and constellations, hike and fish, eat red meat and chocolate cake, sing (he always knew the lyrics) and dote on his family.

Whit is survived by his lifelong best friend and wife Elizabeth (Betty) Graham Touchstone and their four sons: Whitney (Kathy) of Salt Lake City; Weatherford (Lisa) of Newport Beach, California; John (Elaine) of Henderson, Nevada; and Craig (Meggan) of Costa Mesa, California; twenty-three grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren (and counting); his sisters Mary Lynne (Conrad) Hansen and Adele Collipriest. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob.

Friends may come Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a viewing at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 3250 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Monday, April 4, 2011 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Crestview LDS meetinghouse, 2795 East Crestview Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Crestview meetinghouse.
Interment at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from March 30 to April 3, 2011. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lyndon Whitney Clayton (1898 - 1954)
  Madeleine E McClellan Clayton (1899 - 1996)
 
 Sibling:
  Lyndon Whitney Clayton (1925 - 2011)
  Mary Lynne Clayton Hansen (1927 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Mar 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67648124
Lyndon Whitney Clayton
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Lyndon Whitney Clayton
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Rest in Peace in the Eternal Light of Christ.
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