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Roy Otto Chlarson Jr.

12/10/1937 - 12/06/2018
Service Date: 12/15/2018
Service Time: 10am
Service Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Interment: Thatcher Cemetery


Roy Otto Chlarson Jr., 80, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 6, 2018 in Mesa.


Roy was born in Los Angeles CA to Roy Otto Chlarson and Jessie Leona Altman on December 10, 1937.  He was raised in Show Low, AZ.  He married Norma Joan Butler on January 24, 1963 in the Mesa Temple. He graduated from MCC on the Dean’s List.  Throughout his adult life, he worked for Motorola, Farm Builder, SRP, and Flip Chip. He also owned and operated The Chlarson’s Country Corner. He served honorably in both the Airforce Reserve and the Navy Reserve. He was a dedicated leader for the Boy Scouts of America and served faithfully as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


Roy is preceded in death by his parents, his three siblings, and his eldest son Scott Lavell Chlarson. 


Roy is survived by his wife Norma: His children Ruth, Matt (Chanda), Neuel (Tina), Vince (Monica), Doug (Kristi), Dawn (Jon), Deb (Kody), Larry (Megan), Lamar (Jaime): His 54 Grandchildren and 17 great-Grandchildren.


Viewing will be 6-8pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at Bunker Mortuary Garden Chapel 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa AZ.


Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday Dec 15 at 2228 East Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building.   Burial will be Saturday afternoon in Thatcher, AZ. Arrangements are by Bunker Family Mortuary.


The Chlarson family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to friends, family, and neighbors for all the love and service given.


  • Dena Hollowell and family

    We are saddened by the passing of our Uncle Roy and will be praying the Holy Ghost will keep testifying to you of Roy’s eternal life with his relatives in heaven and his now, joy, in the presence of our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus the Christ.

  • Our Deepest sympathy to Nonie and all of the Chlarson “kids”. Losing Roy Jr. Is a great loss to all of the Chlarson’s. With our love and prayers, Shawn, Carrie, Karl (KC) and Kolten Chlarson

  • Roy, a good man.

  • I remember all the days coming to clay springs to Uncle Karl’s place and even though I was shy and never talked. The fun and relaxing time you and nonnie was. Memories of so many kids and the cook outs we did.

  • Norma and family,
    I am soo sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Roy and loved hearing his stories and life advice. Your family has been like a 2nd family to me. I pray that you will be comforted in your sorrow and know that Roy is now free to do the exploring i know he missed these last few years.
    With Love
    Lance Cornwall

  • LaRae and Dennis Beddow

    I loved Roy with all my heart. Remember him mostly at 17 and 18 year’s old. lotl’s of fun. Want to give a special thank’s to his beautiful wife Nonie. I didn’t get much time to know you, but everytime I was there you alway’s treated me so nice. Please take good care of yourself. If you just need to talk, please feel to call me. 509-246-9528. Wish I could be there to say good-by. LaRae Jaquette Beddow.

  • Condolences to the Chlarson family. George and I have known Roy and Norma for a number of years. Roy was a very loving and compassionate man. Our prayers and thoughts are with Norma and the rest of the family.

  • Condolences to Norma and the Chlarson family. Worked with Roy in St Johns Arizona for many years at the power plant. Remembered as a good man, family man and friend. Prayers to the family.

  • Harry and Geraldine Hall

    Condolences to the Chlarson family. We feel your loss! We love Roy and Norma Chlarson and know they have a great eternal family. May the Lord Comfort and Sustain you with His Love at this time

  • Rosalie Marietti Rice

    RIP Roy. Norma my prayers are with you and your family .

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Chlarson clan.
    Your dad was a great man with a wonderful family and an example to all who knew him. I know he will be missed.

  • Greg and Myrtle Scott

    Our love and prayers are with Norma and all the Chlarson Family at this Special time. May the peace and love of our Savior be with you as you go through this difficult time.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with my cousins and especially Aunt Nonie. Uncle Roy was a good man, both you made me feel at home and thank you for taking me in during my senior year. Uncle Roy has been a great influence during my life, I remember the fun times that we had all of us together, especially at the Chlarson Family Reunions. Best of times, Now he is up with Mom and Dad, and Dad is calling him Uncle Brother. Love you all.

  • I sure do love the Chlarsons. We sure did enjoy all those years as your neighbor and friend. What a great example to us are Roy and Norma. You kids have a great legacy!

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