Clyde Sparrow Obituary

Clyde Dee Sparrow
Clyde Dee Sparrow

August 31, 1923 - January 5, 2011
Born in Ogden, Utah
Resided in Roy, UT
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C. Dee Sparrow

Roy - Clyde Dee Sparrow, 87, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2011. He was born in Ogden, Utah on August 31, 1923 to Herschel and Cora Hall Sparrow. Dee married his sweetheart and love of his life, Joyce Pingree, on October 20, 1944 in the Logan, Utah Temple. They raised six children and lived happily in Roy for 63 years.

Dee has been in the appliance and furniture business since 1950 and is the founder of Sparrow's Home Furnishings. He loved working with his customers. Dee also really enjoyed playing the bass fiddle with the Shorty Ross Orchestra at the Berthana and White City Ballroom and the Elite Hall in Hyrum. He changed to the electric bass and played with dance bands including The Five of Us and The Toe-Tappers.

Dee was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many callings all his life. He and Joyce served in the Alabama Birmingham
Mission. They loved their mission and made lifelong friends. Dee also served the community and was a charter member of the Roy Volunteer Fire Dept., Roy JayCee's, and the Roy Historical Society. He also served on the Roy City Council.

Dee's integrity, honesty, kindness, and great sense of humor will long be remembered.

Surviving are his six children: Patricia (Garry) Amidan, West Richland, WA; Janet Sparrow-Sinclair, Murray; Deanna (Edward) Kleyn, S .Ogden; Richard (Sherrie) Sparrow, Farr West; Marilyn (Buddy) Sadler, Plain City; James (Margie) Sparrow, West Haven; 23 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren who knew with a certainly that he loved them. Also surviving is his sister Flora Ogan of Roy.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce, his parents, and brothers Duell and Clair.

Special thanks to all the care-givers at Stoney Brooke, Vista Care Hospice, and Specialty Nursing.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Roy 4th Ward Chapel 5300 South 2100 West in Roy. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy, and Wednesday at the church from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., prior to services.

Interment will be in the Ogden City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Roy Historical Society. (2082 W. 4450 S. Roy, Utah 84067)

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Myers Mortuary - Roy
5865 South 1900 West
Roy, UT US 84067
January 11, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 12, 2011
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Roy 4th Ward
2100 West 5300 South
Roy, UT US 84067
January 12, 2011
11:00 AM
Ogden City Cemetery
20th and Madison
Ogden, UT US 84404
January 12, 2011
12:30 PM