Claude Van Quill died unexpectedly on the morning of Monday, April 7, 2008 while taking a nap. He was born on January 13, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Marian Marie Cross and Claude Kimball Van Quill Sr.\n\nHe grew up in South Salt Lake where he attended Granite High School, lived most of his life in Sandy and for the last couple of years, lived in Tooele. He married Cheryl Mecham and had one daughter, Lisa. They were divorced. Later he married Cathi Lockyer and had a son, Nicholas. They later divorced.\n\nClaude will be remembered as a talented and skilled contractor in every phase of construction. He loved old movies, camping and fishing particularly at Strawberry Reservoir. He was employed at Walker’s in Tooele.\n\nHe is survived by his children, Lisa (Brian) Groneman and Nicholas Van Quill; stepson, Travis Lockyer; siblings, ValJean (Ron) Wright, Weston (Elaine) Ison, LuDean (Bill) Brown, Gaylen (Pamela) Van Quill; 5 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, step siblings; and many other family members. Preceded in death by his father, Claude (Bob) Van Quill Sr.; mother, Marian Boekweg; stepfather, Carl Boekweg; and two brothers, Gary Ison and Lynn Van Quill.\n\nClaude had a keen sense of humor and will be missed.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Claude’s name to the Utah Cancer Foundation.\n\nA Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 11, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, Murray, UT. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.