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Richard Clements

October 5, 1933 — November 8, 2022

Richard "Dick" Clements, Papa, Dad, and loving husband, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on November 8, 2022, at 89 years old, in Provo, Utah. He was married to his sweetheart, Janet Carter Clements for 63 years. Together they had three children, John, Cathy, and Beau.

He was born and raised in Provo, Utah to John Henry and Olga Johansen Clements. He is survived by his children, John (Jaing) Clements, Cathy (Dale) Woolsey, and Beau (Danette) Clements, sister, Diane Thompson, 5 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by brothers Henry "Hank" Clements, Robert "Bob" Clements, and sisters Shirley Lassen, and Sally Sheriff.

Dick loved anything that had an engine and could go fast. He set speed records racing cracker box boats and also enjoyed bringing new life into classic automobiles. Kids and grandkids were often involved in projects, learning from a master of many skills. He worked hard as a boiler maker/millwright traveling around the Western U.S., but also made time to play hard and live life to its fullest.

He was a magician with a cutting torch and an artisan who practiced metal crafting, welding, wood carving, and sketching. He was very intelligent with a quick wit. He loved to fly fish ("no worm dunking") and hunt with his sons. He was an avid hunter (especially birds). He liked camping with the Good Sam Sunburst group, and Sunday drives. Golfing with his friends was also something he loved.

Dick did not want a funeral; instead, have a Coors Light or a Coke and share a fond memory. He will be greatly missed. We love you, Papa.

Special thanks to the help received during his last days from Dr. Brian Clements, Harmony Home Health & Hospice, Nurse Dee, and Chaplain Laurie.

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