|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1907|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2003|
Clarence Robert Bjornn, 95, passed away peacefully at his home in Bountiful August 16th of causes incident to age. His family was by his side.
Clarence was born in Salt Lake City Dec 20, 1907. He was the son of Theodore Conrad and Mimmi Florentine Bjornn. He was the sixth of 11 children, all of whom preceded him in death, except his brother, Lloyd Arthur Bjornn, and sister-in-law, Virginia Bjornn.
Clarence married Evelyn Leonard Oct 31, 1931. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They have been sweethearts for 72 years and she will miss him dearly.
Clarence was always active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He served as a stake missionary in the Granite Stake. He was a ward clerk, a bishop's counselor in the North Central Park Ward, and also served an extraction mission and a temple mission. He was a faithful home teacher until the age of 92. He was especially fond of his calling with the High Priest Group, Bountiful.
He was the loving father of four children, Theodore C., deceased, (Christine), Gary L. (Nancy), Steven R. (Marsha), and Joyce Tolman (Dennis). His greatest joy was his family. He had 22 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.
Clarence was a journeyman printer and worked for the Salt Lake Times and later for the Newspaper Agency Corporation as the advertising foreman, first at the Deseret News and then at the Tribune, from 1951 until his retirement in 1972. He served on the South Salt Lake City Council, 1947-1953. He then moved his family to Bountiful, but never gave up the friendships he and Evelyn had made in Salt Lake.
Clarence skied, played tennis and ice-skated as a young man. He also loved to golf. As a boy, he began to caddy at the Salt Lake Country Club. He later won several tournaments sponsored by the newspaper. The year he turned 90, he had a hole-in-one.
Services were in the Bountiful LDS 16th Ward Chapel (720 E. 550 North) Wed. 11 a.m. Friends and family may call at the chapel 9:45-11 a.m. prior to the services. Interment: Salem City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Church General Missionary Fund. Memorial Mortuary at Lakeview, Bountiful, Utah.
Copyright C 2003 Deseret News Publishing Co.
Evelyn Leonard Bjornn (1913 - 2009)*
Salem City Cemetery
Created by: Connor
Record added: Aug 18, 2011
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