Kristine Clawson, age 58, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our beloved sister, aunt, and friend fought bravely her last two years in a hospital bed with many challenging health issues.
Kris was born in Logan, Utah, to LaVere and Marlene Clawson on March 23, 1960. She was the sixth child of seven. She began life on a farm in Hyrum, Utah. In 1961 she moved with her family to American Samoa and returned to Salt Lake in 1963. The family moved again in 1967 to Arcata, California, where she attended College Elementary School at Humboldt State. Her parents divorced in 1971 and Kris moved back to Utah. Kris graduated from Bingham High School in 1978 and spent most of the rest of her life in Utah.
Kris loved the outdoors and spent much of her time with her companion, Don. Together they explored the desert, old mines, canyons, or roads just to see where they went. She loved horses and loved to photograph the wild horse herd out in the desert west of Tooele. Kris loved animals and always had cats and dogs by her side. Kris loved history and spent hours updating family histories, pictures, and exploring old ghost towns in Utah and Nevada.
Kris was never able to have children but adopted her nieces and nephews in her own way. She had a generous spirit and made sure each child was remembered on Easter, Christmas and birthdays.
She is survived by her long-time companion, Don Ramseth, Magna, Utah; Cathy (Rob) Coffman, Fieldbrook, CA; Craig (Charlotte) Clawson, Fieldbrook, CA; Keith Clawson, Provo, Utah; Kelly Clawson, Tooele, Utah; and Colleen Clawson, Tooele, Utah.
Her surviving nieces and nephews are: Joshua Holfeltz, James Pyne, Shantae Clawson, Jamie Hogan, Cody Coffman, Jennifer Loudon, Christopher Clawson and Caitlin Clawson.
Kris is preceded in death by both parents, Marlene and LaVere Clawson, and her brother, Randy.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Tate Mortuary 110 S. Main, Tooele, Utah. Prior visitation will be held from 1–2 p.m.