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Dale Clarke Jeppson
February 22, 1930 ~ July 10, 2012
Viewing: Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Funeral services: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
PLEASANT VIEW - Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, Dale Clarke Jeppson, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 surrounded by his daughters at his home.
He was born on February 22, 1930 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, a son of Samuel Leland and Mary Thomas Jeppson. He graduated from Box Elder High School in 1948 and attended Utah State University and AT&T Executive Schools.
Clarke served in the National Guard and during the Korean Conflict his unit was made active into the US Army where he served as Master Sergeant.
He married Marilyn Andersen on September 25, 1953 in Brigham City, Utah. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2009.
Clarke was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He worked for Mountain Bell/AT&T for 38 years starting as a lineman and ending his career in management.
Clarke is a renaissance man. He enjoyed woodworking, electrical wiring, plumbing, mechanics, gardening, anything telephone, birds - especially roadrunners. You name it - he did it and knew it, unless it had something do with chickens or horses, which he despised.
Surviving are three orphaned daughters, who miss him very much! Laurie (Peter) Webb, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Cindy (Rich) Mott, Aurora, Colorado; Julie (Doug) Wright, Orem, Utah; 14 grandchildren, 15 1/2 great grandchildren and one brother, Paul Jeppson, Morgan, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one grandson, Jared Mott, and eleven siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
A viewing will be held Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.
My sincerest condolences to Clarke's family. He was a good and dear friend when we both lived in Elizabeth and will be sadly missed. We managed to keep in contact over the years and I was always happy to hear from him. We had a lot of good times spent together.
Clarke was such a wonderful man. I was always touched by his devotion to his family. He was kind and thoughtful to me and I will always love him for that. He will be missed.
Your father was a good man and I enjoyed are coffee time every two weeks. He was there for me when my dad (Wayne Jeppesen) died and helped me through some tough times. I had been calling him and asked him to meet me for coffee but he said he couldn't for over a month. I asked him if he was okay and he told me he was a little under the weather. I don't know if this was sudden or not but, never something we want to deal with. He was a great man that I appreciate very much and will miss greatly. Your fathers death has hit me really hard and I am having a very hard time. At this time my brothers and I are not able to attend but want you to know that we care. God bless you all that he will help you at this time. Please contact me if you can I would like to here from you.
Peggy Kunz (The Wayne Jeppesen Family)
So sorry to hear about Clarke's passing. I worked for him at Mountain Bell. He was a wonderful man, looked up to and respected by so many. May time replace your sadness with fond memories of your father.