Born in November 1946, in Murray, Utah.

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Claudia Frear Eaton left this earth from her home in West Valley City to join her loved ones on the other side of the veil on August 31, 2021.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend—the third child of Joseph Frear and Nellie Graham Frear.

Claudia is survived by her children, Brett Stauffer (Gina) (Aleeshia), Lance Grindberg (Nancy), five grandchildren (Shelton Stauffer (Kora), Trevor Stauffer, Whitney Grindberg, Tayla Grindberg, Vanesa Grindberg, and one great-grandson Luke Stauffer,) her brother Joseph William Frear (Linda) and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Father, Mother, sister Joan, and daughter Deawn LaDean Eaton.

She married Larry Stauffer (deceased), Paul J Grindberg (deceased), Denny Eaton (deceased).

Her kind and selfless ways influenced all with whom she came in contact. She was always the life of the party and the first in line to help family or friends. She will be forever missed and always loved.

‘MOM, your life was a blessing and your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.’ lg

Claudia was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints



Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Memorial Murray Mortuary
5850 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


  • Survived By
  • Lance Grindberg, Son
  • Brett Stauffer, Son
  • Joseph W Frear, Brother
  • Whitney Grindberg, Granddaughter
  • Tayla Grindberg, Granddaughter
  • Vanesa Grindberg, Granddaughter
  • Shelton Stauffer, Grandson
  • Trevor Stauffer, Grandson
  • Luke Stauffer, Great Grandson
  • Nancy Grindberg, Daughter-in-Law
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Deawn Eaton, Daughter
  • Joseph Frear, Father
  • Nellie Graham Frear, Mother
  • Joan Frear Watts, Sister

Life Story Info


Lance Grindberg (Son)

Post Date

Sep 09, 2021


Personal Info


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


West Valley City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death






Religion and Beliefs


Worked For

  • Ballard Medical (Kimblery Clark )
  • EFI Electronics


  • High School
    Murray High
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Claudia, my dear long time friend, you have influenced my life in so many ways, some good, some not so good, but in the end, you were in my heart and in my head. I am so grateful we were able to reconnect and enjoy so many things together in our 'golden' years. You will be missed so much by so many, but your smile and laugh will long be a memory to keep forever. I regret our years we missed, but thankful that we got the last few years to catch up, remember, forgive, enjoy, and have a few laughs, tears, and share. I love you always. Shari

Shari Hansen-Klung Sep 11, 2021

Claudia, I'm so sorry that we didn't keep in touch more. I think the last time I saw you was at my mom's viewing. I asked about you all the time, but nobody knew how to get a hold of you.

I have great memories of us as children and I will truly miss you. All my love, Cathy Miller Thomas,

Cathy Thomas , Cottonwood Heights, UT, US Sep 11, 2021


  • 1940
  • Nov 22, 1946

    Released from the Hospital weighing in at only 5lb 1oz

  • 1949

    Claudia about age 5

  • 1950
  • 1950

    Claudia Frear (4 yrs old)

  • 1956

    Got her Polio Vaccination.

  • 1960
  • May 1960

    Claudia Frear May 1960 (14 yrs old)

  • 1990
  • Jul 10, 1992

    First Granddaughter Whitney Paige Grindberg born.

  • 2010
  • Dec 25, 2019

    Christmas 2015

  • 2020
  • Aug 2021

    Just before getting her hair cut