Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 7, 2013
Clyde Roy Ferrin

Obit Roy FerrinThe Leader of the Band

Clyde Roy Ferrin was born May 4, 1936 in Salt Lake City to Clyde Moroni and Hazel Alice Frost Ferrin and passed away peacefully Feb. 2. Roy served as a missionary in the Central Atlantic States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Eggleston, on Aug. 13, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple. Roy graduated from the University of Utah in music education. Shortly thereafter he began his career as a band teacher, first in Vernal (two years), and then in Tooele where he taught elementary through high school students for 34 years. The Tooele High School band received many accolades throughout his tenure with performances in the Tournament of Roses Parade and Presidential Inaugurals. He loved his students and joyed in their successes. It is estimated that he influenced over 3,000 students. Roy served in many different church callings, including bishoprics, high councils and youth callings. After retiring in 1997, he and Ruth served a mission to the Samoa Apia Mission in 1998 where he taught music at the church school and grew to love the saints of Samoa (where his father also served). He loved his wife and family and enjoyed vacationing with them. He was a leader and great example to all that knew him. He is survived by his wife (Ruth), sons Craig (Tammy) Ferrin and Bart (Tonya) Ferrin, daughters Kristeen (Lyle) Phelps, Heidi (Loren) Clark and Connie (Greg) Lemon, and 22 grandchildren. He and Ruth also shared their home with three Native-American students: Mamie Begay, Dennis Billie and Coralyn Dandy. His parents, his brother, three sisters and a grandson precede him in death. Services will be held Feb. 9 at the LDS church at 4980 W. 3285 South in West Valley City at 11 a.m. The viewing will be Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the same location. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens. He is loved deeply and will be missed. Please send condolences or your favorite memory of Roy to

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