Clark William DeFriez, age 87, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008 due to a fatal car accident. He was born Dec. 20, 1920 to Henry William DeFriez and Beatrice Palmer in Wattis, Utah. He married VeLoye Gunderson on July 3, 1941; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Clark lived a full and happy life. He loved to teach. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he loved the gospel. He served in three bishoprics, was a member of the high council, served three missions, and held various other callings. Clark served in World War II as a chief machinist in the Merchant Marines Service. He worked in the Carbon County Coal Mines, the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company in Moab for 30 years and was a builder and professional cabinetmaker.
His family loved him – and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, VeLoye; two sons, Troy Clark (Trish Meyer) DeFriez and Tim William (Karen Lee) DeFriez; three grandsons, and four granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Todd DeFriez.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 31, at the East Carbon LDS Chapel. Interment was in the Ferron City Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.