Robert (Bob) Paul Clements,
Born July 24th, 1935 to Father Alton John Clements and Mother Lena Garnetta (Jones) Clements in Salt Lake City, Utah. ‘A bang up birthday for a bang up boy’, one of 9 brothers and sisters sharing a one bedroom home.
He proudly served in the Army Air-Corps after the Korean conflict and brought home pride in country and many life serving memories which helped develop him into the leader that we all knew so well.
A natural born dancer and Dance Instructor for Arthur Murray Studios, met his wife Patricia (Trish) Jensen Clements at Arthur Murray (a student), she said she fell for him because he dropped her on the floor practicing their endless Tango lifts. During his employment at Kennecott Copper he earned the name of “Twinkle Toes” because he was always shuffling here, gliding there and never forgetting to roll his hips and point his toes. Dad’s heart belonged to Mom and played her tune whenever standing idle anywhere or in a crowded room.
He spread fun and laughter everywhere he went, always there to help anyone, stranger, or friend. He had three children; Tamra Gail, Mark David and Kyle Lynn, the pride of his life. Bob always put his family first, you would never hear him say “I wish I would’ve, could’ve or should’ve” when it came to his family. He could be dog tired after pulling a double shift at work and he would load us boys up to do our paper route after he got home. If punishment needed to be dealt out when he came home he usually cried the hardest on the receiving end. Sometimes a trip to the ‘wood shed’ was required, you could hear the switch flying about and he
Remember me in the tall tales, songs and laughter, never in tears of sorrow. It was not my way. would send us back into the house without a licking, telling us that we best be crying when we pass by Mom.
"Papa" always saw the divinity in all people and had the gift to bring the light and humor to life. His heart was vast with harmony and love. His rhythm of dance and life brought great joy to all.
Bob will be missed by many. His light and teachings will always be with us and help lead us to the right path. His crossover will be a Celebration of Life to be held September 22nd, (Autumnal Equinox) 2021 when it’s cooler.
Please contact the family as to time and location for the cross over. Come prepared to share in the light and laughter, Bob would not want to be remembered in tears or sadness, it is not his way.
Celebration of Life
- Survived By
- Patricia Jensen Clements, Wife
- Tamra Clements Kochenash, Daughter
- Mark Clements, Son
- Kyle Clements, Son
- James Clements, Brother
- Danny Clements, Brother
- Kevin Kochenash, Grandson
- Mandi Kochenash, Granddaughter
- Kayla Ward White, Granddaughter
- Sarah Clements Fink, Granddaughter
- Michael White, Great Grandchildren
- Jeremy White, Great Grandchildren
- Leland White, Great Grandchildren
- Arabella White, Great Grandchildren
- Logan Fink, Great Grandchildren
- Oliver Fink, Great Grandchildren
- Preceded in Death By
- Lena Garnetta Jones Clements, Mother
- Alton John Clements, Father
- Dorothy Clements, Sister
- Shardell Clements Wardell, Sister
- Rose Clements Allred, Sister
- Ida Clements Robertson, Sister
- Claude S Clements, Brother
- Pork Chop Clements, Brother
Life Story Info
Cause of Death
Religion and Beliefs
- Army Air Corps
Not enough words in the world to express how amazing you are Grandpa!!! More than a blessing to anyone who has crossed your path. You have always had this phenomenal gift of joy and you spread it everywhere!! Ill miss your smile and laugh the most but the way you brought out the best in me, ill carry it forever. Everytime we see a bubble we will think of you and your joy!! You and Grandma were the most amazing example of a good healthy loving marriage!! We love you so much and until we meet again we will all spread the joy and love and look for the best in everyone just like you!!
I met Trish when we were working in the Valley Fair mall many years ago. We have been friend every since. I loved to talk to Bob because he was always happy and smiling. He was always kind and never judged anyone. Bob would do readings for us using a slab of Obsidian rock. He made Sid a necklace with a blood stone he said was his sign. We enjoyed visiting Bob and Trish to see any new painting Tris had completed. Bob will be missed.
Love and blessings.
Fern & Sid Harris