Thomas Clair Parkinson

09/04/1931 ~ 10/23/2014

He was born September 4, 1931 in Ogden, Utah to
Thomas Wells and Jessie Lake Parkinson. Clair
grew up in Ogden, attended Ogden High School.

Thomas Clair Parkinson, 83 years old, returned home Thursday, October 23,
2014.
He was born September 4, 1931 in Ogden, Utah to Thomas Wells and Jessie Lake
Parkinson. Clair grew up in Ogden, attended Ogden High School.
On August 25, 1951, Clair married Kathryn Smith in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage
was sealed in the Ogden, Utah LDS Temple on August 1, 1978.
He served in the United States Air Force, stationed in England until November
1958.
Clair is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attending
the Roy 14th Ward for most of his life. Clair and Kathryn served a LDS mission in
Little Rock Arkansas.
He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and retired as a Conductor.
He enjoyed coin collecting, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and traveling. He
was an avid reader of his Louis L’Amour book collection and always loved a good
John Wayne movie.
Clair is survived by his daughter Toni Kaye Claxton (Roy Bosley), Ogden, UT; his
son Steven Thomas (Valerie) Parkinson, St. George, UT; and son John Clair
Parkinson, Layton, UT. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 22 great-
grandchildren with one more on the way. He is preceded in death by the love of
his life, Kathryn, his parents, two sisters and a brother.