Dr. Cleve Al Raymond, 75, of Orem, Utah passed away of a heart attack on Sept 20, 2004 in Provo, Utah. He was born April 6, 1929 in Smithfield, Utah to Wickliff Clayton Raymond and Ireta Pitcher Raymond. He was the fifth of five children: Maxine, Budd, Barbara, and Rhonda. Cleve married Anita Wiser on July 13, 1949 in the Logan, Utah temple. Cleve and Anita had seven children: Sandra, Michael, Mark, Bruce, Robert, Sharon, Jonathan, and a foster daughter, Helena (Lucas) Namingha. Their posterity includes 31 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cleve graduated with a bachelor degree from Utah State Agricultural College in 1951. He then attended dental school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated in 1955.
After serving as a captain at Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, California for two years, Cleve moved to Moab, Utah. In Moab, Cleve was a key figure in the Moab Community. His many official civic positions included: President of the Rotary Club, President of the Grand County school board, and a member of the hospital board. He also was an active member of the Boys Scout of America and received the prestigious Silver Beaver award.
He later moved to Orem, Utah and worked at Brigham Young University in the mail department for eight years. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in numerous callings including Bishop [of] the Moab Third Ward, Stake President in [the] Moab Stake, Branch and District President and Executive Secretary at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Cleve and Anita served missions in Washington, D.C. and New Zealand.
Cleve is survived by his wife, Anita and his seven children: Sandra (Karl) Jarvis, Michael (Janet) Raymond, Mark (MaryAnn) Raymond, Bruce (Valerie) Raymond, Robert (Lori) Raymond, Sharon (Bart) Leavitt, Jonathan (Darlene) Raymond and Helena (Lucas) Namingha, a foster daughter. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Orem Lakeridge North Stake center, 450 South 100 West, Orem, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Funeral Home, 495 South State, Orem, Utah and at the church on Friday from 12:00-1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Smithfield City Cemetery, 300 East Center, Smithfield, Utah on Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the LDS Missionary Fund.
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