Gerald Kenneth Cluff


U.S. Veteran

Gerald Kenneth Cluff passed away at his home under the caring hands of his wife, children, and Blackfoot Home Health & Hospice Care on March 15, 2016, due to liver failure. Parents, Grant Gerald Cluff and Valeria Bingham and his sister Luella welcomed Gerald on February 5, 1934, in Safford, Arizona. They moved to Southern California when he was 6. He graduated from El Monte High School in 1952, attended Mt. San Antonio College for 1½ years, and then was drafted into the Army where he served for 2 years. Gerald married Marsha Anderson and they had seven children: Gerald, Brian, Erin, David, Stephen, Adam and Tyson. They were later divorced and he married Luana Heaps Powell. He worked at many jobs – although he loved working at Sunshine Dairy and being around cattle the most. He worked for the LDS church as a custodian and then as mechanical custodian until he retired and moved to Blackfoot, Idaho. Gerry’s favorite hobby was fishing and he enjoyed making fishing lures. He loved taking his children and any friend who liked to fish along. He is survived by his wife, Luana, his children Gerald Scott, Richard Brian (Jackie), Erin, David Anderson (Eileen), Stephen Anderson, Adam Anderson (Heather), and Tyson Anderson (Mindi). Also his step-daughters, Vonita Rainey, Melanie (Kevin) Jones, Trina (Jeff) Vincent and Tracy (Michael) Norys; Luana’s step-son Bret Powell, 33 grandchildren and 13 great-grandkids. Gerry loved The Lord Jesus Christ and faithfully served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He often said his favorite calling was as leader of the “Over 30 Singles” in his ward and stake in Blackfoot. He was affectionately known by his grandkids as “G-Popz” because he always had sodas for them. He will be missed lots! A graveside service was held in California.

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