Raymond Leon Clift, Sr.

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January 19, 1940 ~ February 3, 2021

Raymond Leon Clift, Sr., age 81, passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah. He was born on January 19, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Francis “Bud” LaVern Clift and Dorothy Evans Yates. He married Mary Elizabeth Blue on May 28, 1961.

Ray worked at Polly Gas before serving in the military. He served in the Air Force for 4 years. He was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, and later stationed at Earnest Harmon Air Force Base in Newfoundland. After leaving the Air force he worked at Kennecott for 20 years then worked at Ford Truckland for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin, ATVing, fishing, bowling, wood working and target shooting.

Ray is survived by his wife, Mary; his sons, Raymond Leon, Jr., Carl (Shonna) Lawrence, and Edward LaVern; sister, Darlene VanCott; brother, Gary (Sherry) Clift; grandchildren, Raymond III, Torrie (Tyler) Whatcott, Rachelle (Nate) Wolff, Randy (Natalie), and Candace; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Daniel and Leslie; and his brother-in-law, Don VanCott.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123, and again on Monday, February 8, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 3305 Scottsdale Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84120. Interment will take place following the service at Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120.

Following the State of Utah’s mandate on facial coverings, face masks are required at all public gatherings. Social distancing will be enforced. For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a livestreaming of the funeral service on Zoom.

Streaming instructions:

1. Joining by computer

a. Go to zoom.us in any internet browser

b. Click “join meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8019693456

d. A box will open saying “https://zoom.us wants to open this application”. Click “open zoom”

e. Click “Join with Computer Audio”

f. Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services

2. Joining by phone or iPad

a. Download the Zoom app

b. Open the app and select “join a meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8019693456

d. Select “join without video”

e. Select “Call using internet audio”

f. Select “mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services.

Services

Viewing

Sunday, Feb. 07, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Viewing

Monday, Feb. 08, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3305 Scottsdale Drive
West Valley City, UT 84120

Funeral Service

Monday, Feb. 08, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3305 Scottsdale Drive
West Valley City, UT 84120

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Feb 05, 2021

Personal Info

Age

81
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Ray, you were a great supervisor and more than that a good friend.

We had a lot of fun on that 'hill" you were the first to help when it was

needed and your smile made any day better.

Rest well old friend,,,

Greg Summerahys , Draper, UT, US Mar 24, 2021

May your hearts find peace at such a difficult time. Prayers for all of you. Ray will be missed by many. 🙏🏼❤

Tammy VanCott Feb 08, 2021

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