Oct. 1, 1925 ~ April 2, 2013|
Edwin Alvin St. Clair passed away April 2 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 1, 1925 in Ophir to loving parents, Ed St. Clair Sr. and Pearl Walters St. Clair.
He grew up in Ophir and had many childhood friends and memories. His early school days were spent in Ophir. He graduated from Tooele High School and later attended the University of Utah. During his high school days he had a job working for the Army, keeping the steam locomotive boiler at safe pressures. His shift started right after school and ended at midnight and he still had to attend school the next day. Shortly after his high school graduation he was drafted into the Army. He served in World War II under General George Patton. After the war he worked in the Ophir mines and spent some time working in the uranium mines in New Mexico. In his retirement years, he spent a lot of time doing handyman work, not making a lot of money, but it made him feel good to help people.
Ed married Audrey Caldart St. Clair and was blessed with three sons. Together they built their own home, starting with one completed room where they lived until the rest of the home was ready. Ed and Audrey were later divorced. He married Annette Ramos St. Clair later divorced. He married Sharon Christensen St. Clair, who brought three sons into the family. He spent most of his career working as a machinist and a mechanic at Tooele Army Depot. He was instrumental in starting Local Lodge #2261 of the International Association of Machinists and Aero Space Workers where he served as president for many years until his retirement. He fought for workers rights and safety, and helped start a lot of local programs to help people with substance abuse problems. Ed was born with God-given talents that he used to help other people. He served as Tooele County Commissioner, on the Ophir Town Council and as Water Board president and vice president. He was also the president of the Home Owners Association in Stansbury Park.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Hilary, sisters Alice, Mary, Blanch and Dorothy, and sons Tim and Monte. He is survived by his wife Sharon, son Jeff (Penny), stepsons Scott, Mike (Regina) and Chris (Inga), grandchildren Josh, Zack, Scott, Allysha, Luke and Tyson, and many great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Eagles Nest at Tooele Army Depot on April 9 at 10 a.m.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 7, 2013