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Clayton Lee Tew

05/06/1945 - 04/25/2024

Clayton Lee Tew of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on April 25, 2024 at the age of 78, while in the hospital in Mesa, AZ.

He was born on May 6, 1945, to Rex and Lucille Tew and raised in Crestview, Florida. He graduated from Crestview High School and then graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he earned an electrical engineering degree.

Clayton moved back to Crestview and immediately accepted a Civil Service job at Eglin Air Force Base in Research and Development of Munitions. He retired from Eglin after 26 years. He continued his career in the Defense Industry by accepting a position with Motorola in Scottsdale, Arizona. He worked out of the Shalimar, Florida office for a year, waiting for his youngest son to graduate high school. In 1996 Motorola moved him to Scottsdale. Motorola was purchased by General Dynamics in 2001. Clayton retired from General Dynamics in 2011 as a Business Development Director.

At the age of 21, Clayton was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while attending BYU. He was an active member, serving in many leadership roles throughout the years and recently enjoyed serving as a Mesa Arizona Temple worker.

He was a proud father and grandfather. He took all opportunities to share his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. He enjoyed watching and cheering on the grands in their extracurricular activities. A favorite hobby was coin collecting and family history research.

Clayton’s legacy will be his notable work ethic and providing well for his family, which he learned from his parents.

He is survived by his wife Linda, his children (grandchildren): son, Brian and Diana (Shasta), daughter Gretchen and Kevin (Andrew), son Jon and Amie (Tate and Rhys), son Phillip and Brittny (Benjamin, Capri, and Emmy), son Chad and Megan (Talmage, Olivia, and Sophia), and his brother Pete. His parents, Rex and Lucille and sister-in-law Ginny, preceded him in death.

All services are private. Contributions in memory of Clayton may be made to the Online Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which if selected, provides the family with notification of memorial donations made).


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Shirley Barney

    Clayton was the greatest brother-in law a person could ask for! We will miss him dearly. He was kind and loving and would do anything he could for any of us in the family. My parents adored him. He was definitely one of their favorites. I’m sure they are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven. As mentioned above, Clayton was a Temple Worker in the Mesa Temple after his retirement and he truly enjoyed his service there. We live across the street from the Temple so we got to see him more often because of that service since they lived in north Scottsdale. We are going to miss him but we are happy he is out of pain. We know where he is and that he is Happy too. Love ya tons, Clayton! ❤️

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