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Van F. Cleverley

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Van Floyd Cleverley, 53, of Ammon, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at his home.

He was born to Wayne Floyd and Barbara Egan Cleverley on July 5, 1960, in Idaho Falls. He graduated from Madison High School's class of 1978 and continued his education at the Boise Police Academy.

Van married Arlene Ellis, and together they had four children. They were later divorced.

On Aug. 30, 2013, he married Tina Renee Leisure Crow, which allowed him to be a dad again to an additional six children.

Van worked as a police officer and kept his skills current with the achievement of earning his black belt in karate three times. He was gifted in woodworking and was an accomplished carpenter.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, scuba diving and spending time with his family.

Van is survived by his wife, Tina of Ammon; sons, Eric Cleverley of Kaysville, Utah, Chad Cleverley of Draper, Utah, Jesse Crow of Yorktown, Va., Chandler Crow of Missoula, Mont., and Jared Crow of Ammon; daughters, Brittany (Joel) Robinette of Salt Lake City and Katie Crow, Karlee Crow and Amanda Crow, all of Ammon; brother, Scott Cleverley of Pleasant Grove, Utah; aunt, Jackie Buhler of Ammon; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Deric.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Ammon 11th Ward Chapel, 1100 S. Tie Breaker Drive, with Bishop Farrell Steiner officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on Nov. 5, 2013
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