Clive Tanner Jackson was born at home on the family ranch in Randolph, Utah, on March 20, 1923, to Orin and Orielle Jackson. He grew up there until the age of 9 when the ranch was lost due to the great depression. The family then moved to the Ogden area and lived with various family members.
When he was 12 his parents suddenly divorced and his dad left. He continued in school in Utah until he and his mother moved to southern California in 1939 and there he graduated high school in June 1941. He then found work and attended Long Beach Junior College. With WW II in full force and facing the draft he enrolled in the Navy which had a V-12 program which sent him to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena to continue his studies. He graduated Cal Tech in June 1945 with a Civil Engineering degree. He was then ordered to Midshipman School in Rhode Island where he received his commission to Ensign, he then was shipped out overseas to Okinawa where he helped to rebuild the country until his honorable discharge in 1946. He then worked and traveled until he met the love of his life, Iris Peterson, in Dove Creek, Colo., in August 1949. They were subsequently married in Grand Junction, Colo., Dec. 31, 1949. They stayed in the area and in August 1951 had their first child Ponda. Clive then took a job which sent the young couple overseas to French Morocco. They returned to Colorado just in time for the birth of their second daughter Rosetta in October 1952. Clive then worked in New Mexico and California until 1955 when he and Iris decided to take the two young girls and go overseas again so he accepted a job in Spain. While in Spain they had their first son JayCee. They enjoyed the two years in Spain and returned to the U.S. in May of 1957.
The next job took them back to Colorado and in 1960 their last child, Kevin, was born. Clive's construction career then took the family to Murray, Utah, Farmington, Utah, Columbia, Mo., Dallas, Texas and then back to Monte Vista, Colo. In 1974 they made the decision to leave the construction industry and try something a little more settled. The couple moved to Paonia, Colo., to farm and opened up a health food store. The store was sold some years later and Clive went into the home heating business in 1988 with family members. The store served the Aspen, Colo., area until it closed in 1998. Clive continued to farm in the Paonia area and traveled to visit his children and many other extensive family members.
In 2004 Iris was reading on a Church website and saw missionary opportunities for civil engineers and surveyors. Clive said, "I can do that" (he said that about everything) and in 2004 they moved to Salt Lake City and Clive began his church mission at the age of 81 and served for two years in the Property Management Office in downtown SLC. They continued to live in SLC for quite a few more years working on his love of family history and traveling to see his many descendants from coast to coast. In 2011 Clive and Iris left the city for a quieter life and went to live with their daughter Rose and son-in-law Bob in Vernal, Utah. There Clive worked full time to continue his family history research and completed the writing of his own life story.
Clive was always one to stay fit, exercise and loved hiking and even on his 95th birthday went for his mile walk with his sons. He passed on to return to his Heavenly Father's Kingdom on Oct. 2, 2018, at 95 1⁄2 years of age.
He is survived by his ever loving and caring wife of 69 years, Iris, by his four children Ponda, Rose, JayCee and Kevin. He has 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.