Clifton Elwood Yearsley


Clifton E. Yearsley
DRIGGS – Clifton Elwood Yearsley, 93, former Driggs (Darby) resident, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2001, in the Oneida County Nursing Home in Malad.
He was born February 14, 1908, in Woodruff, Idaho, just south of Malad, a son of James Heber and Rosa Janet Howell Yearsley. He married Erma Ann Thomas November 16, 1932, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. He received his education in Malad and one year at the National Automotive and Electrical School in California. He operated a service station and mechanic shop in Malad, and had lived and worked in Los Angeles,
California and Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved to the Darby area near Driggs, where for many years they made their home on a cattle and seed potato ranch. Church service has always been a part of Cliff’s life in the Darby Ward and Driggs Stake. In 1967 he and his wife served a two year mission with the Sioux and Araphahoe Indian Tribes in South Dakota and Wyoming. Upon their return, they were called as temple officiators in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple, serving for 19 years.
He is survived by his wife of Malad, and three sisters: June Harding, Heyburn, Idaho; Maude Jensen, Smithfield, Utah; and Carma Peterson, Caldwell, Idaho. Local survivors include three nieces: Sharon (Ferris) Hess; Arlis (Cecil) Sweeten; and Marie (Doyle) Waldron; and two nephews: Lamont (Janice) Thomas, and Janet and the late Duane, Jensen (nephew).
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, April 25, in the St. John Cemetery.

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