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Clyde Edwin Lott

08/19/1948 - 01/10/2021
Service Date: 01/16/2021
Service Time: 3:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2228 E Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona 85213
Interment: Resthaven Park East Cemetery

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Clyde Edwin Lott, age 72, passed away on the morning of Sunday, January 10. He was lovingly surrounded by family. Clyde was born on August 19, 1948 in Tremonton, Utah to Peter “Ted” Edwin and Ella Mae Williams Lott. Most of his childhood years he lived in Blackfoot, Idaho and had many fond memories there. He graduated from Blackfoot High School and attended Brigham Young University. This is where he met and fell in love with Julia Dawn Tryon. They were married for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on July 9, 1971. She meant everything to him and he was so grateful for having almost 50 years together.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in the West German Mission after high school. He loved the German people and sought out any opportunity to share his experiences of his time there. He faithfully served in many capacities in the church throughout his life.

Clyde worked in the lumber and door industry for many years. He was proud to be known as “The Lumber Man”. He also loved his post-retirement job of driving the bus for Brookdale Assisted Living. He had a gift for making people feel happy and loved.

He is preceded in death by his father Peter “Ted”, mother Ella Mae, sister Sherrie and brother Allen. Clyde is survived and loved by his wife, Julia Dawn and his six children: Stuart (Lynette) Lott of Indianapolis, Indiana; Dallan (Mandee) Lott of Verrado, Arizona; Susan (Jeff) Tenney of Gilbert, Arizona; Stephanie (Scott) Bainbridge of Murray, Utah; Janeil (Josh Eames) Lott of Sparwood, British Columbia; Nathan (Kim) Lott of Indianapolis, Indiana; and 18 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Kevin (Sally) Lott of Corvallis, Montana and his sisters Julie (Randy) Rosencrantz of Layton, Utah and Cindy (Jamie Henderson) Hopper of Atlanta, Georgia.

The most important things to Clyde were his family and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Anyone who knew Clyde will remember his concern for others and his happy nature which earned him the nickname of “Mr. Smiley”. He truly left people better than he found them.


  • My sincere condolences. I am very sorry to hear this news.

  • Nate – So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Tina Murray

  • Julia, I was so saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. I remember meeting him so many times and he was so kind and friendly like he already knew me. You are in all our thoughts and prayers.

  • Clyde was a kind man with a lovely smile. Very sorry to hear this. Thinking about you Julia. Mary

  • Patrick Williams

    I will always remember Clyde and the Lott family as great relatives and friends as Clyde and I were the same age and we grew up at the same time. Tremonton, Blackfoot and Malad will always remind us of him and his family. I am sure he is in a good place.

  • Enoch and LaRue Miles

    Clyde meant so much to us that we were married on his birthday (August 19). We thank him for the strange circumstances of setting up a blind date 55 years ago that led to our eternal marriage. We will miss him and pray for your family to have the peace the Savior brings.

  • Audrey DeBlasio

    Nate, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing – Your Dad sounds like such a wonderful, happy guy, and I’m sure will be dearly missed. Prayers to you and your family.

  • Thanks Elder Lott for being such a great missionary companion to my dad and for calling to check up on me and share your memories about him. I hope you two are laughing and tracting (in German) right now!

  • Nancy Williams Shaha

    I was so sorry to hear if Clyde’s passing. Even as a child I remember his stunning smile and cheerful disposition whenever we’d visit our “Malad relatives.” Please accept my sincere condolences and God bless you all. With love, Nancy Williams Shaha (Bobby’s daughter).

  • Just heard of Clyde’s passing. Love and blessings of peace and comfort to you and yours in this time of passing. Clyde and Julia made a great team. They were always serving someone in the schools and in the family and community. They definitely do light the world with their acts of kindness.

  • William Steven Price

    I just heard about Clyde’s passing. He was such a close friend in High School and at Ricks. In fact, we lived on the same floor and got into trouble quite a bit for our funny pranks. Well, we thought they were funny….
    He was such a good student and great basketball player in High School. He was always so kind and made others feel so welcome. The world was a better place because of his existence. Good Bye my friend.

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