Dennis Karl Cloward~~~ Long Time Friend Has Passed Away
Obituary for Dennis Karl Cloward
Dennis Karl Cloward, 71, passed away October 3, 2018 peacefully in his home surrounded by family. He was born July 31, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, UT to Marlin and Mary Cloward.
Dennis looked fondly on his memories of childhood being raised in a small town. He spoke of how he appreciated the slow pace and freedoms in peace Mt. Pleasant offered him as a child. He was sports oriented and took a particular interest in basketball. He excelled in this sport as a high school All-State player at North San Pete and was awarded a basketball scholarship to Snow College. He went on to graduate from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Dennis worked for the airlines for many years and had a strong passion for travel. Dennis not only enjoyed travel by plane, but also by automobile in classic cars, motorhomes, and particularly motorcycles. Dennis was an entrepreneur and owned many businesses ranging from his first as a child selling night-crawlers, to a jazz club as a young man, and then his final success and passion of renting ski accommodations. Dennis had a strong love of nature and especially enjoyed riding his motorcycle in the mountains stating he felt it was “God’s church”.
Dennis survived by his incredible wife Anna; loving daughter Natalie (Ryan Nelson); beautiful granddaughters Sheali and Brienna; and wonderful siblings Dan (Carolyn), Mike (Fern), and Suzanne (John Hansen).
Dennis preceded in death by his faithful parents, loyal sister Rosemary, and remarkable son Jeffery.
Per Dennis’s request, there will not be a funeral service. The family is asking in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his name to the “You Are Not Forgotten Toy Run”. This is a motorcycle charity run hosted by the UMF motorcycle group that raises proceeds to purchase toys for Primary Children’s Hospital. Donations can be made by contacting Granite Credit Union via phone 801-288-3000, or in person at a Granite Credit Union branch (granite.org).
Dennis was a man of honesty, integrity, wisdom, generosity and love. He was a bright light in this world that will be greatly missed by many. We thank him for the cherished memories, experiences and laughs we were able to share with him. Rest in peace and breathe easy, we love you Dennis.
L to R: Dennis Cloward, Doyce Coates, Kathy Rigby
Denny's Birthday was the day after mine and we would celebrate while our moms had a coffee party.