Family: Clarence was born in Ogden and raised in West Roy. He is the 11th child of a blended family. He learned early on the joys and challenges of a large family. He has been happily married to his sweet wife, VaDawn, for more than 32 years. They have resided in West Haven for 15 years. He is a father of four children who are now married and a grandfather of two grandsons. Their hobbies have always been his hobbies. His moto is “time and love are all they really want.”
Hard work: He learned hard work at a very young age, mowing the lawn, weeding the garden, feeding the animals, gathering the eggs, etc. At the age of 10, he found his first job away from home at Stanger’s Green house. In between the work and chores, he also made time for his education and found time to play sports. As an adult he worked to put himself through school by working various jobs before starting up a career in the aerospace industry. He is currently a lead engineer for Lockheed Martin.
Service: After High school graduation he left on a 2-year mission to serve the people of Costa Rica and Panama. It was there that he was introduced to real poverty. By reaching out to serve and help the people he came to recognize that it’s not money nor worldly things that bring love, joy, and unity into your life. Upon returning his service never stopped, he volunteered in Boy scouts, coaching, refereeing, church, schools, and community. He and his wife, VaDawn, even had the privilege to serve for their church by presiding over the El Salvador Santa Ana mission for three years from July of 2017 to July of 2020.