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Clayton Wilfred Coulson, 79

At the close of 79 years of wonderful life, Clayton (“Clay”) Wildred Coulson passed away at home in the loving care of his wife of 53 years on July 3, 2015.

Born February 7, 1936 in Burriss, Ontario, Canada, Clay leaves, for a time, his wife, Marilyn Joanne Olson Coulson, daughters Heather Burton (Allan), Kimberly Syme (John) and Kirsten Fullmer (Stephen) and sons Aaron Coulson and Mark Coulson (Daneen).
Clay’s posterity includes twenty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In Heaven, awaiting his arrival, were his parents, Wilfred and Lorna (nee Leveridge) Coulson, sister Linda Coulson Davidson, grandsons Spencer Syme and Joshua Burton and numerous beloved family members and friends.

Clay was enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy for five years. Since his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 25, he was devoted to his faith and later served a full-time mission in Belize with his dear Marilyn. He loved to be in the temple.

Alongside his life’s work of raising a good family, Clay’s vocational pursuits were in mining and manufacturing. An avid reader, camper, traveller and hockey fan, Clay will also be remembered for his love of babies, his teasing, fun-loving nature, and his eagerness to serve.

Memorial services for Clay will take place in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday, July 14th at 11 am in the Provo Central Stake Center (Rivergrove 2nd Ward) with an opportunity to visit with his family from 9 till 10:30 am. A second service will take place on Friday July 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bergland, Ontario, followed by interment in Bergland Cemetery. Online condolences may offered at