Edward Vance Clontz
Edward Vance Clontz passed away on September 28, 2021, in his daughter’s home in Layton Utah. “Ed” was born November 21, 1930, to Ernest Ray Clontz and Olga Nellie Bills in Ogden, Utah. He died at the age of 90 due to being too awesome for this world.
His is survived by his wife of 64 years, Affra Rees Clontz, his two sons: Robyn (Laurie)Clontz, Shane Clontz and his two daughters: Vanessa (Phil) Hill and Gayla (Brad) Buttars. In addition, he is survived by a whole slew of grandchildren (30) and a gaggle (13) of great-grandchildren as well as two sisters: Deanna Edwards and Bonnie (John) Mendenhall, and one brother Sheldon (Camille) Clontz.
Ed served in the Navy on an aircraft carrier during the Korean war. During this time, he earned several metals for the excellent execution of his duty. After the war, he married Affra Rees on June 14, 1957. Together they were a great team.
They built a business, they raised 4 children and their home became the “hang out” place for their children and their children’s friends. Many were the neighbors, or sometimes complete strangers, that benefitted from Ed and Affra’s generosity. One of their favorite yearly activities was dropping off turkeys to homeless shelters to help provide a good Thanksgiving meal.
Ed began working for Bountiful City, Utah where he pioneered and developed the Ordinance Enforcement Department. West Valley City later recruited him to do the same for them. He retired as the Captain of the Ordinance Enforcement department but soon found he did not like retirement as much as he thought he would. He went to work at Davis High School, his alma mater, and worked for 14 more years as a “lunch lady” in the cafeteria. He enjoyed working with the students, and they loved him. There was a lot of teasing banter across the lunch lines. Ed always took his work, whatever it was, very seriously and he always enjoyed the people he worked with and the people he served.
Ed and Affra served an 18-month mission in Nauvoo, Illinois. They both enjoyed every minute of this challenging and rewarding experience. Ed’s loving nature and accepting attitude are remembered fondly by those who knew him best.
Goodbye Daddy, they truly broke the mold with you, and you will be genuinely missed.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars.