Loses Life in
Green River While Having a Swim
Thomas Clay of Bountiful was drowned
in Green River, Tuesday evening while in bathing.
Mr. Clay for some years past has been
working for the Utah state road commission and at this
time was stationed near Vernal.
He was an excellent swimmer and diver
so it is difficult understanding how he came to his
He was the son of Henry and Esther L.
Phillips clay and was born in Bountiful and was twenty-eight
years old on the 17th of last February. He has
always resided in Bountiful.
June 25, 1923, he married Ada C. Bragger
of Willard who together with three children survive,
Norma Jean, William Keith and an infant son born a few
hours before his father's death. His parents and
the following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs.
Nora Mithchell, Mrs. Esther Layton, Mrs. Maud Hayward,
Richard Van, George, Vernon, Evan and Edward, all of
Funeral services were held today (Friday)
in the Bountiful Tabernacle at 2 p.m., with Bishop Quayle
Cannon in charge.
A quartet consisting of Mrs. Myron Halbrook,
Mrs. Kate Zesigner, John A. Call and Leander Thompson,
sang the opening and closing numbers, the first being,
"I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go", the closing,
"My Father Knows." The Missus White
and Nichols of Willard rendered the duet "Whispering",
Dr. Trowbridge played a violin solo accompanied by Mr.
Thomson. Mr. Thombson sang a solo, "Face
The speakers were Delbert Stoker, Bishop
White of Willard, Mrs. Clay's former Bishop, William
E. Campbell of the state road commission spoke of Mr.
Clay as they knew him. Mr. Ensign of the Barnes
Seminary at Kaysville told of the fine qualities and
how Thomas Clay really helped to pioneer the way in
By request of the family, Mr. Carmon
spoke about Mrs. Clay and how he hoped the people would
not forget her with their sympathy after the shock is
over. Bishop Cannon also spoke of the fine family
and how much they will miss Brother Thomas Clay. Norman
Lamph offered the opening prayer and David R. Tolman
the benediction. After the floral offerings had
been removed the casket was opened for a few minutes
to permit the viewing of the body. There was a
profusion of beautiful flowers. William Naylor