|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1882|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1952|
Clarence William Pack was born August 5, 1882, in Deseret, Millard County, a son of Adelbert Beaumont and Elizabeth Roberts Pack. He married Estell Mikesell, September 30, 1903 in Fillmore. Within two weeks time they went to Salt Lake City and were sealed in the temple. From Salt Lake City they moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where they lived for about two years, after which time they moved back to Payson, Utah. Here their first child Vivian was born. They went back to Millard County where he farmed for the next ten years. In 1917 the Packs moved to Pleasant Grove, it took them five days, with two wagons trailing two buggies, two cows and a colt.
Clarence did general farming as did most of the other people around him. Clarence was very often seen in the baseball pitchers box and he and his boys were active parts of the holidays. Estell says that as a young man he was a very good ball player and runner.
In 1927, conforming to a general movement throughout the state to consolidate the smaller country schools into larger central units, the Manila school was closed and the children were to be transported into Pleasant Grove by way of buses. Great concern was felt by the parents of the children who were to be thus transported as to the danger of accidents, being cold, or late, or stalled in snow drifts, or other dangers which they felt would be hazardous to their children. The contract for this responsible job was awarded to Clarence and how well he discharged this responsibility - the community knew well. It is estimated that during the 25 years he drove the school bus from 1927 when it was instigated that he had driven 247,000 miles on his regular route, or the equivalent of 116 times across the United States. Clarence was quiet and unassuming in his relationship with he fellow workers and the school officials who employed him.
The hunting season was a highlight in Clarence's and almost always got his deer. During the summer of 1952, because of continued ill health, Clarence and Estell sold their farm and moved to American fork. They had been in their new home just less than three weeks when he died, August 28, 1952. He was survived by ten children; Vivian, Wynona, Paul, Eldon, Carl, Elaine, Afton, Rae, Veda and LaVon, 32 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Adelbert Beaumont Pack (1853 - 1926)
Elizabeth Roberts Pack (1854 - 1926)
Estell Mikesell Pack (1886 - 1970)*
Paul C. Pack (1910 - 2004)*
Eldon A Pack (1913 - 1989)*
Afton Estell Pack Bossa (1919 - 2013)*
Rae Pack Murphy (1921 - 2011)*
Lavon Mikesell Pack (1926 - 1989)*
Pleasant Grove City Cemetery
Maintained by: Ann Pack Reese
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 86842