Cloyce Cline, 1918 ~ 2010

Cloyce Lyle “C. L.” Cline, 92, passed away on Oct. 10, 2010 at Allen Memorial Hospital.

C.L. was one of five children born to P.A. and Donea Shropshire Cline. He was born March 26, 1918 in Manes, Mo.

When C.L. was 16 he moved to Buhl, Idaho to work as a ranch hand for his sister Fern. He later moved back to Missouri and in 1941 joined the Navy and served in World War II on the USS Colorado.

After his discharge in 1945 he returned to Missouri and then Idaho. While living in Idaho he married Elna Marie Crawford in Elko, Nev. In 1951, he moved back to Missouri, where he worked as a plumber for the civil service until his retirement. He also was a carpenter in Missouri, building many of his own homes. After his retirement the couple moved to Utah in 1978 and then to Moab in 1992.

C.L. was an avid fisherman, guitar player and he and his wife Elna loved to dance.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years in 2004, and three siblings, Wallace Cline, Mary Long and Bill Cline.

He is survived by two sons, Rick Cline of Moab, and Jim Crawford of New Hampshire; a sister, Fern Crisp of Idaho; and three grandchildren.

At C. L.’s request cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Missouri.

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