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Clifton Ray Coley
Birth: Aug. 25, 1907
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1985
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Father: Henry Wade Coley (1881-1924)
Mother: Minnie Alice Kiser (1881-1959)

They are both buried at Graces Chapel Christian Church in Tramway, North Carolina

Wives:
Rachel Cameron (1913-2007)
Virginia Cox (1925-1995)
Esther Smith (1943-

Children:
Kenneth Eugene Coley (1930-2005)
Baby Boy Coley (1932-1932)
Lester Ray Coley (1933-1997)
Ralph Coley (1935-2010)
James Carl Coley (1937-
Dwight Richard Coley (1939-2007)
Gaynell Coley (1941-
Linda Louise Coley (1944-

Virginia Anne Coley (1946-1999)
Clifton LeRoy Coley (1947-
Phyllis LaRae Coley (1949-
Charles Wade Coley (1950-1973)
Lana Lee Coley (1951-

James Russell Coley (1962-2007)
Raymond Dean Coley (1963-2012)
Catherine Lucile Coley (1966-

Brothers and Sisters:
Lena Lavenie Coley (1904-1963)
Eula Margaret Coley (1905-1990)
Mary Belle Coley (1909-1987)
Dorthalue Maude Coley (1911-1995)
Verla Loucile Coley (1913-1921)
Tillman Wade Coley (1915-1961)
Frank McKinly Coley (1917-1969)
Marvin Mack Coley (1919-1971)
Leoma Meter Coley (1921-2011)
Elbert Reece Coley (1923-1999)

I married Clifton Ray Coley on Sept 21, 1961
in San Antonio, Texas. We traveled to Florida, and up to Chicago, Illinois. Then went from there to Sanford, North Carolina where we lived for 2 and half months, back to Chicago for a month and then back to Utah where our first son James was born. When he was 6 weeks old we moved back to North Carolina and lived in Lemon Springs, and Sanford for 2 and half years. While living in North Carolina I had the privledge of meeting most of his family. I loved his brothers, and sisters they were so good to me. While living in North Carolina our second son Raymond was born. When he was 11 months old we moved back to Utah. 2 years later our baby Cathy was born.

Cliff and I lived in Salt Lake, Murray, Kearns and West Jordan. Cliff's favorite thing to do was fish. We spent almost every day off fishing at one resevoir or another, so our kids learned to fish really young. We took vacations with the kids to Disneyland, Bryce Canyon and spent many nights at KOA campgrounds. In the 1970's we took two vacations back to North Carolina to visit family.

Cliff was a mechanic and worked mainly running gas stations or doing mechanic work for them. Cliff and I had a lot of good years together and we had 3 beautiful children, but then things fell apart and we divorced in 1982. Cliff died 3 years later in 1985.

He had worked at Hill Air Force Base during the second world War working on airplanes. That is how he ended up in Utah.

When Cliff and I went back to North Carolina in 1962 his family was thrilled to see him. They did not know if he was dead or alive. They had not seen him in 17 years. I remember his sister Leoma thanking me for bringing him home.

Rest in Peace Cliff and take care of our boys who are in heaven with you now.

I have tried to keep up on the family history of his three marraiges. I actually know all of his children from the other two marraiges with the exception of two, Linda and Lester (Although I did talk to Lester on the phone).
I cherish the memories that I have of my step children. Some of them I was very close with. We have lost a lot of the children. May they all rest in sweet eternal peace.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Wade Coley (1881 - 1924)
  Minnie Alice Kiser Coley (1881 - 1959)
 
 Spouses:
  Virginia Cox Coley (1925 - 1995)
  Rachel Cameron Coley (1913 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Kenneth Eugene Coley (1930 - 2005)*
  Baby Boy Coley (1932 - 1932)*
  Lester Ray Coley (1933 - 1997)*
  Ralph Coley (1935 - 2010)*
  Dwight Richard Coley (1939 - 2007)*
  Virginia Anne Coley Hewitt (1946 - 1999)*
  Charles Wade Coley (1950 - 1973)*
  James Russell Coley (1962 - 2007)*
  Raymond Dean Coley (1963 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lena Levenia Coley Willett (1904 - 1963)*
  Eula Margaret Coley Jones (1906 - 1990)*
  Clifton Ray Coley (1907 - 1985)
  Mary Belle Coley Cameron (1909 - 1987)*
  Dorothy Lou Maude Coley Stone (1911 - 1995)*
  Verla Loucile Coley (1913 - 1921)*
  Tilman Wade Coley (1915 - 1961)*
  Frank McKinley Coley (1917 - 1969)*
  Marvin Mack Coley (1919 - 1971)*
  Leoma Coley Smith (1921 - 2011)*
  Elbert Reece Coley (1923 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Sandy
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: 141-D-3
 
Created by: Esther Kinder
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
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