J. Clavell (Brown) Raty

February 20, 1928 ~ June 27, 2019 (age 91)

Jennie CLAVELL Brown Raty, 91, of Orem, Utah graduated from mortality Thursday, June 27, 2019 due to natural causes She was born February 20, 1928 in Ogden, Utah, daughter of William Campion Brown and Jennie Almeda Dalton Brown.  She excelled academically, attending Ogden City Schools, Weber College, and Brigham Young University.

On February 13, 1948 she married Thomas Laine Raty for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. After their marriage they lived in Provo, Utah.  In 1950 they moved to Burley Idaho, then to Ogden in 1953. In 1963, they moved their family of five children to Orem, Utah.

She graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Home Economics from BYU in 1969, and completed her BYU MS in 1972. From 1973-1982 she spearheaded the Provo Teen Mothers program as Superintendent and teacher.  She fulfilled a 4 year calling to the Harold B Lee Genealogy Library, writing and running the tour presentation with her husband. She served three years on the Utah Mental Health Association Board representing the Provo School District.

Clavell was always devoted to her family, being a role model and source of strength to her extended family. She enjoyed music, playing piano solos and duets with son Bill, gardening, cooking, and canning. She served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in the community.  She and her husband took great joy helping with many grandchildren.

Clavell was preceded in death by her father and mother; brothers Dean Campion Brown and Thelone (Tony) Dalton Brown; daughter Lorna Raty Brown, and son Dallas Laine Raty.

Clavell is survived by her husband and three children: Janet Raty, Brenda Beth Raty Miller (Dennis, deceased), and son William “Bill” Charles Raty (Bill), 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A viewing will be held 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 6, 2019 at Orem Cherry Hill 5th Ward, 135 E 2000 S, Orem, UT 84058, immediately followed by 11:30 a.m. memorial service. Interment will be at 2:15 pm in the Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403. In lieu of flowers, please donate to

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