Charles Clay Toyn
February 13, 1937 ~ October 14, 2021
Charles Clay Toyn, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was born on February 13, 1937, in Tremonton, Utah. He was the youngest child of Alfred C. Toyn and J. Rhea Newton Toyn. He was raised in Grouse Creek, Utah until the age of 7, when he moved to Washington Terrace, Utah. Charles attended South Ogden Jr. High and Weber High School where he played football and baseball. After high school, Charles enlisted in the U.S Air Force from April 2, 1957 to May 13, 1963. He served in Arizona, Texas, England, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Phillipines and North Africa where he had the privilege of working as a mechanic and had the honor of working on the Thunderbirds. After his time with the Air Force, Charlie worked at Hill Air Force Base eventually becoming the Safety Officer until retirement.
While serving in France, Charlie met and married his “French Souvenir” Yvette Goeury on January 26, 1963. They raised together four children, Dominique Goeury (Marina), Pat Toyn (Marsha), Michelle Peterson, and Nancy Peebles (Jim). They purchased a home in Washington Terrace, Utah and made it their forever home. Later in life they would make a second home in Grouse Creek, Utah to enjoy during the summer months.
Charlie had a passion for traveling with his wife in their RV from Alaska to Florida and from the Pacific to the Atlantic always having their pets in tow. He loved to fix and build clocks, and at one point a count was taken and he had 63 working clocks in his home. He was an avid movie watcher, news spectator and a sports enthusiast.
Charlie had 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren at the time of his death. He loved his family very much and was very proud of his rich heritage.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Verl, Lenora, and Lamar; his wife; and son, Pat.
Special thanks to the medical staff at Ogden Regional Medical Center, and Encompass Hospice for the special care of our Father. Also, to our cousin Marlene Cox for being there for him during his last years. Lastly, we want to thank the many family and friends who visited his home and were entertained by his many stories.
Friends may visit with family on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington and Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. at Grouse Greek Chapel, 20 School Rd. Interment, Grouse Creek Cemetery next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Hill Aerospace Museum in Roy, Utah or a charity of your choice.