Greg Norton Cleverly
Greg Norton Cleverly "Clev" passed away unexpectedly and too soon, on April 16, 2014. He was 50 years old.
Greg was born November 11, 1963, in Salt Lake City, to Norton A. Cleverly and Arlene Garlick Cleverly. He was their second child and their first son born after sister, Lauretta; and followed by sister, Kerry; brother, Paul; sister, Susan; and brother, Kevin.
Greg's family moved three times while he was a child, all within blocks of downtown Magna. He was proud to call Magna his hometown. Some of Greg's oldest friends are from his Cyprus High School graduating class of 1982. A special group known as the "Suburbanites," spent many unofficial school days skiing the Utah slopes.
Greg was a true "Utah" man, graduating from the University of Utah in 1989 with a degree in Economics.
Greg and Tammie met at a party in the fall of 1982 and began their 31 years together. They dated for four years, and were married July 5, 1986. For most of their marriage they lived in Sugar House. On April 30, 1992, they welcomed with great love and joy their son, Stockton Taylor Cleverly. Three years later, on August 27, 1995, their beautiful and sweet daughter, Sloan
Maria Cleverly joined them making their family complete.
Greg was a wonderful husband and father, he was Tammie's best friend and we were blessed to be a strong, loving, and close family. Greg relished being involved and coaching Stockton's sporting activities and being Sloan Maria's hero. He was a proud father, supporting their school activities at J.E. Cosgriff and Judge Memorial High School. He loved the Oregon Coast, and we spent many, many wonderful family vacations there and enjoyed a great family life.
Greg made friends everywhere he went. He created lifelong friendships within the St. Ambrose community and in the various occupations he held over the years: working for his Uncle Duane; loading UPS trucks; while at Surety Life Insurance Company; at Dean Witter Morgan Stanley; through real estate; while developing and investing; and various start-up businesses.
Greg lived big and had many passions: his wife Tammie; his children Stockton and Sloan Maria; his friendships; skiing, basketball (as evidenced by his children's names); fly fishing and camping. He loved the outdoors, especially the Strawberry Pinnacles, where he truly loved the peace and harmony of nature.
We will dearly miss his warm and welcoming personality, his contagious smile, his big hugs and his big heart, his great sense of humor, the way he made pancakes, his Christmas Day scavenger hunts, his love of The Eagles' music, Chinese food, sushi and always claiming any and all leftovers in the refrigerator.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Tammie Garcia Cleverly; his son, Stockton Taylor Cleverly; and his daughter, Sloan Maria Cleverly. Also, his brother and sisters, many extended family members and many dear friends.
Please join us at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 South 2300 East, SLC, Utah; on May 10, 2014, for a memorial service in honor of Greg. You may pay your respects to Tammie, Stockton and Sloan from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. The Memorial Service will begin at 12:00 noon followed by a reception and light refreshments in the Church Social Hall.
Thank you to all our friends, but especially Richard Barton and his extended family, Mike and Patty Brimley, Kevin and Lori Cook, John and Melissa Engel, Vic and Collette Carsey, Brint and Lisa Peel, the Goldring Family, the Staff and friends at St. Ambrose Church and Fr. Andrzej "Andrew" Skrzypiec.
Greg, you gave us the best of your love and we will be holding you close in our dreams.
To all our friends: enjoy a sunset, go fishing, or maybe have a cold beer in Greg's honor. Recall his wonderful warm smile, his great qualities, and what he meant to you. Thank you for remembering my husband, Greg's entire life. The past 15 months are just that: past.
Greg's Facebook page quote:
I am... !
Husband, Dad, Fun, Creative, Happy.
Real Estate agent, developer, investor.
Fly fishing enriches one's soul... Skiing is freeing!
Online condolences may be sent to www.peelfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers a trust account has been opened at Wells Fargo Bank under