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Blaine Allen Clayton

April 1, 1950 — June 11, 2024


Blaine Allen Clayton passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at his home on June 11, 2024 in Sandy Utah at the age of 74. He was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather.

Blaine was born April 1, 1950, the second child to Vaughn Allen Clayton and Marjorie Patrecia Clayton. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints in the Indiana Michigan mission. Blaine was proud of his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his pioneer heritage from William Clayton. He was sealed for time and all eternity to Janice Kaye (Larsen) on June 5, 1975. Blaine and Jan were committed and loving partners for the remainder of his life. He earned a Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, following a BS in Psychology from BYU. 

Blaine and Jan raised 5 children, and he was a guardian angel to many more as a social worker for the Division of Child and Family Services for 31 years. He was a passionate defender of children and families. It was never just a job to him; he truly loved and cared for the children and families he served. He spent his early career as a social worker for the Utah Division of Child and Family Services and later worked as a supervisor over a team of social workers. He was well loved and respected as a supervisor before he retired. The case workers on his team felt that he supported them and always "had their backs" in tangible ways, and they responded with tremendous loyalty. 

Blaine was an accomplished artist and loved to paint. His favorite medium was watercolor. He was a member of the Utah Watercolor Society, and he was frequently at plein air competitions all over Utah. He loved sharing his talents with others and often shared his paintings with others, including his custom Christmas and birthday cards. After retiring, he became part owner of Local Colors, an art gallery in Sugarhouse.

Blaine was known for his integrity and exhibited a resolute determination in everything he did. He was an example of a tireless work ethic and faith. He was fiercely faithful to his beloved wife Jan, his family, and his Savior. We are full of love for our departed Blaine and will miss him until we meet again.

Blaine is survived by his wife, Janice Kaye Larsen Clayton; as well as four children: Joshua Aaron Clayton (Amie Bingham Clayton), Melissa Joy Clayton Gibson (Joshua William Gibson), Michael Joseph Clayton (Katherine Anne Muir Clayton), and Christopher John Clayton (Jillene Stephanie Clayton); grandchildren Connor James Trent, Zacory Edward Taylor Trent, Joshua Aaron Clayton II, Eloise Amie Clayton, David Blaine Clayton, Gideon William Clayton, Jonathan Jordan Moyer, Hayden Clayton Eastlack Moyer, Codi Elle Gibson, Benjamin Logan Gibson, Alexandra Elizabeth Gibson, Maxwell Scott Clayton, Emma June Clayton, Ezekiel Allen Clayton, Gabriel Benjamin Clayton, Matthias Sherwood Clayton, and Penelope Joy Clayton. He is also survived by his brothers Clair William Clayton (Shaunna), John Kent Egan, and Lawrence Dean Clayton (Natalia).

 He is preceded in death by one son, William Blaine Clayton; parents, Vaughn Allen Clayton and Marjorie Patrecia Clayton; siblings, Douglas Jay Clayton, Patrecia Anne Egan, and Ronald Vaughn Clayton, as well as nephews Patric Ronald Clayton, Merritt Clayton Egan, and Connor William Clayton.

Services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ chapel, 10975 South Prescott Drive, Sandy, UT. There will be a viewing from 11:30-12:45 PM, and memorial service at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow at Memorial Holladay Cemetery, 4900 S. Memory Lane, Holladay, UT.


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