Thomas “Clair” Kendall, 92, passed away October 5, 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT. He was born April 14, 1931, to Thomas P. and Ada Burton Kendall in Nephi, UT, the 2nd of 5 children. \n\nClair didn’t have the opportunity for much education, but he was an ever-learning student. He had an amazing memory and could tell you facts and trivia about every place he had ever been. He loved to study the gospel and had special study times with his grandsons before they served their missions. He loved road trips and would proudly tell anyone who would listen “I put a roof on that building”. He honorably served his country in the Korean Conflict and thanks to his daughter Jill, was able to travel to Washington, DC with the Honor Flight. \n\nFamily was his first love. He was raised in a happy home and had great affection for his siblings. He was devoted to his wife Marilyn and kindly and patiently cared for her through many years of poor health. He was a loving father and grandfather. He didn’t miss a baby blessing, baptism, mission farewell, or wedding, even though many of his grandchildren lived out of state. He was an avid (maybe rabid) BYU fan. He had basketball season tickets since 1952 and only missed a home game to attend one of the family events mentioned above. When he married Marilyn, their honeymoon was spent traveling to Laramie, WY and Fort Collins, CO (in February) to attend basketball games! He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities. He especially enjoyed his time serving at the ARTEC Branch – a youth behavioral treatment center. \n\nHe was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, his children Thom and Valerie, his grandson Jaeson, his parents, his brother Neil, and sisters Shirley and Corrine. He is survived by his children Rodney (Coleen) Kendall, Dianne (Raymond) Hunsaker, Gary (Melissa) Kendall, Alison Olsen, Laura (Ron) Anderson, Jill Swanson, 33 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Dianna Kendall Healey, and his brother Edward (Kathleen) Kendall. \n\nSpecial thanks to our sister Jill Swanson for her companionship and care of our dad.\n\nFuneral services are Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah, followed by burial at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah.