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 7:00 PM - 11:00 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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Merry Christmas, MOM,

Today is the first Christmas of many that you will not be with us. I'm sure it will get easier as the years pass, but know that your presence is deeply missed. I hope you are with your mother today, and It is her birthday. 12/25.

Tell grandma hello for me and that I miss her as well. I hope your day is filled with Joy, Love, and Happiness.

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

Merry Christmas,

Love your son Lance

LB Grindberg Dec 25, 2021

Happy thanksgiving grandma!! We love you so much and wish you were here to celebrate like old times! I’m sure you’re up there having a feast of your own. I miss you. It’s not the same without you here. I was going to write you a message on your birthday but couldn’t put into words how much you are missed. I hope your birthday was everything you could’ve hoped for with all the love around you. Give my coopy a big hug and kiss for me. We miss you so much grandma, happy holidays ❤️ Until next time

Vanesa Grindberg Nov 25, 2021

As usual (and sticking with tradition) I remember your birthday usually three days after it happened because I always think it’s on the 19th. It’s a strange feeling realizing that you are not physically here anymore. I’m glad to have known you and glad to have met your son. I hope that wherever you are on the other side, that your life is fulfilled and you are having the time of your life with those that you have missed for a long time. We will see each other again. Happy belated birthday Mom, Love you – Nancy

Nancy Grindberg Nov 20, 2021

Happy belated birthday, Grandma.

I thought about you a lot on Tuesday. Actually, I’ve been thinking about you a lot even before that… mostly thoughts about how much I miss you, but also about how the upcoming holiday is not going to be the same without you here. I wish we had been given more time with you. Even one more year. Another birthday, just one more Christmas… more time to show you how much we truly and unequivocally love you. You deserved SO much more time, so much less pain. I know you’re likely much happier where you are - not in pain, spending time with those who left before you. I just hope you know how much you mean to all of us. I hope your heavenly birthday was everything you hoped it would be. I’ll be forever anticipating the next time I’ll see you. Give Cooper a kiss for me.

Love always, Whitney.

Whitney Grindberg Nov 18, 2021

Grandma, Happy celebration of the day you were gifted to this world 💕

I love and miss you so much and am sending you all the love from where I am. I hope you are traversing the universe feeling the infinite love and freedom that you deserve!

Can’t wait to see you again!


Tayla Grindberg Nov 16, 2021


It's been 77 days since you left on your adventures to see the universe, stars, and heavens above. I hope everything is well and you are enjoying yourself, and that you are visiting with all those whom you love and cherish, who arrived before you.

I know you are in good hands with everyone so that I won't worry.

Not a day goes by that I wish you were still here to hug you and say how much I love you.

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



Lance Grindberg , Salt Lake City, UT, US Nov 16, 2021

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 1946

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

  • 1949

    Claudia about age 5

  • 1950
  • 1950

    Claudia Frear (4 yrs old)

  • Apr 1950

  • 1956

    Got her Polio Vaccination.

  • 1960
  • May 1960

    Claudia Frear May 1960 (14 yrs old)

  • 1990
  • Jul 1991

    Grandma Claudia celebrating Whitneys first Birthday

  • Jul 10, 1992

    First Granddaughter Whitney Paige Grindberg born.

  • Sep 1995

    2nd Granddaughter born Tayla

  • 2010
  • Dec 25, 2019

    Christmas 2015

  • 2020
  • Aug 2021

    Just before getting her hair cut