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Clive Dee Moon

September 11, 1935 — December 7, 2023

Orem

 

Clive Dee Moon, 88, of Orem, Utah, passed away peacefully at home with family at his bedside on December 7, 2023.

He was born in Hanna, Utah on September 11, 1935, the second child of Orven James Moon and Delphia Nye. He grew up in the Uintah Basin on his father’s sheep and cattle ranch with one older brother, Neil, and a younger brother, Alton and sister, Karen.

Clive’s main job was irrigating 300 acres of farmland and cutting, bailing, and hauling hay. Other chores included milking cows and feeding the pigs. In junior high and high school, he held a variety of additional jobs which included cleaning classrooms at the school, being a pin setter at the bowling alley with his brother Neil and delivering milk with his brother Alton.

Clive appreciated his father’s attitude toward the Sabbath. They did the necessary chores but made time to attend and participate in the full program of the Church. Clive remembered going to various homes by horseback to gather fast offerings. Clive was a lifelong faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

During school, he enjoyed sports and playing saxophone in the band. He was the drum major. He was an honor student and student body president. He learned shorthand and typing to prepare for college.

At BYU, he developed an interest in handball, squash, and fencing and won the fencing title in intramural fencing during his second year. He was also the second “Cosmo” for BYU.

After 2 years at BYU, he served a mission in the Central States Mission. Upon his return he married Patricia Lee Nelson in the Salt Lake Temple, and they became the parents of 6 children: Chyleen, Reid, Mark, Cynthia, Keith, and Julie. After attending another year at BYU, Pat graduated and they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where Clive continued his studies at Tulsa University.

After he earned his B.S. degree, he received a 3-year fellowship offered through the National Defense Education Act. In 1966 Clive was awarded a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Baylor University.

Clive then went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as a research chemist working on stabilizing plastics at high temperatures. His research resulted in 5 patents.

In 1969 the family moved to Dallas, Texas where Clive joined his father-in-law, Virgil Nelson, building custom homes. He also became a rental property owner. He taught chemistry at Skyline High School, Richland College, and Collin County Community College.

In 1972 Clive became a full-time Farmers Insurance agent. He excelled in the insurance business and received many awards and was later joined in the agency by his son, Mark. Clive retired after 28 years.

Clive served 6 ½ years as bishop of the Dallas 5th Ward, a congregation of some 600 members.

He was one of the first Eagle Scouts in the Uintah Basin, receiving the award in 1951 at age 16. As an adult, Clive was active in scouting as a scoutmaster and a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.

He also served missions with Pat in the Texas Dallas Mission as housing coordinator and in the Nauvoo Temple. After relocating to Nauvoo, Clive was elected alderman and served in varying capacities for several years seeking the continued improvement of the city. In June 2017, he was awarded a resolution of appreciation for his “unselfish commitment” during his tenure. After moving to Utah, he served 2 years in the Lindon Home Storage Center as a service missionary. He also served as a temple ordinance worker/sealer in 4 temples including Dallas, Nauvoo, Mt. Timpanogos, and Provo.

Clive was known for his gifts of homemade bread.

The family expresses their appreciation for the many kind acts of service and tender care of friends, ward members, and hospice.

Clive was preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia, his parents, his brother Alton, and his grandson, Stewart Dahl.

He is survived by his six children: Chyleen (Dee) Lauritzen of Orem, Utah; Reid (Melanie) Moon of Orem, Utah; Mark (Elaine) Moon of Plano, Texas; Cynthia (Scott) Dahl of South Jordan, Utah; Keith (Keli) Moon of Allen, Texas; and Julie (Merrill) Smith of Katy, Texas; 28 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; his brother, Neil Moon of Myton, Utah, and his sister, Karen (Wade) Peterson of Orem, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 665 South 200 West, Orem, UT 84057. A viewing for friends and family will be held that morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. 

Condolences for the family may be expressed on this page.

For those unable to attend the services will be streamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16 via Facebook Live at the following link:https://fb.watch/oZD6QMz00t/

 

 

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