Cleon Henry Lusk, 15 July 1905
Cleon Henry Lusk, 98, longtime St. John resident, passed away September 20, 2003 in the Bear River Valley Care Center in Tremonton, Utah.
Cleon was born July 15, 1905 in Malad, the eighth of ten children to William Jefferson and mary Ann Jenkins Lusk. He married hazel Jones in Idaho Falls, ID in 1933. They lived in St. John, ID until January 2000 when they moved to Pocatello and later to Tremonton, Utah.
He was raised on the family farm north of Malad and attended Malad schools. From an early age he worked on farms and ranches for family members and others in the valley.
Cleon also worked for the railroad, Oneida Grain Growers, Malad Valley Irrigation, Malad City School District and Crowther Bros. Milling Co. He also worked for the WPA during the Great Depression.
He was an avid fisherman. He loved to hunt and garden. Cleon especially loved all children and had a special love for all of his grandchildren. He would entertain children of all ages by saying his ABCs backwards. He loved to push out his dentures and get children to try to push their own teeth out.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; two daughters: Mary Ann Price, Pocatello, ID and Klea (Milton) Scott, Fielding, UT; ten grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Cleon was preceded in death by two great grandchildren, his parents, six brothers and three sisters.
September 24, 2003 – Malad LDS Sixth Ward
Bishop Larry Thomas, officiating
Family Prayer – Jeffrey Scott, grandson
Prelude & Postlude – ReNae Larsen
Invocation – Robert Gregory, grandson in law
Musical Selection – Lisa Scott, acc. by Tina Gregory, granddaughters
Life Sketch – Deb Garrison, Tina Gregory, Jamy Corbett, Mindee Shelley, Mary Ann Brown, granddaughters
Speaker – Milton Scott, son in law
Vocal Selection – Pastor Richard Scott, acc. by Ann Scott
Remarks – Bishop Larry Thomas
Benediction – Michael Scott, grandson in law
Concluding Service – St. John Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer – Milton Scott