Our most beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Clive Miles Maxwell passed away on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 87 years of age.\n\nClive was born in San Diego, California on October 21, 1924 and spent his childhood in Park City and Peoa, graduating in the South Summit High School Class of 1942.\n\nClive was deeply patriotic. On Monday, our country lost a true American hero. He participated in the landing on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 while serving with the 29th Division, U.S. Army. He fought his way across Europe until he was wounded in Germany. Upon recovery, he volunteered to serve in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, and fought the holdout Japanese in the Philippines for six months after WWII had ended. While attending the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC., he was interviewed by a national television network and responded with tears and deep emotion while discussing his years of service.\n\nMusically talented, Clive had a beautiful tenor voice. He sang in several choirs and played the trumpet. Among his many musical accomplishments was a trumpet solo performance in England for General Patton, and renditions of “Taps” for a multitude of veteran’s funerals. After the war he played his trumpet for local dances where he met his eternal companion, Deana Turnbow - the love of his life. As a couple, they shared a life-long love for dancing. He was devoted to Deana and when she passed, he was broken-hearted.\n\nClive worked tirelessly to provide for his beloved wife and seven children. After being employed by Mountain Bell, he started his own successful electrical contracting business, C.M. Maxwell Electric. His customers and employees loved him and respected his strong work ethic and honesty—traits he taught his children as well.\n\nClive loved history and was an avid reader who had extensive knowledge of current and historical world events as well as many other topics. He never stopped learning and loved to discuss topics with others. He enjoyed traveling with his family and Deana, especially in their fifth-wheel trailer.\n\nMost treasured to Clive was the time he spent with his loved ones. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They brought him joy beyond measure. His family will remember the many stories of his youth and a much-loved sense of humor he maintained until the very end.\n\nClive was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many auxiliaries as well as the bishopric and stake leadership positions. A love for the gospel was evident in the way he lived his life. He was always selfless, giving of his time and resources, and was quick to help others in need.\n\nWe will all miss Clive for his love, devotion, compassion, sparkle, and, most of all, for the integrity and wisdom he instilled in all those fortunate enough to spend time with him.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Eloise and Lynn Rockhill, his father Orson Clive Maxwell, beloved wife Deana, son Brian, great grandson Jeffrey Porter Abeyta, sister-in-law Darlene Turnbow Probst, brothers-in-law Glade Parcell and Joe McPhie. Clive is survived by his children Alan (Bonnie) Maxwell, Orem; Vance Maxwell, Salt Lake City; Brenda (Steve) Hardle, Draper; Jana (Boyd) Summers, Seattle, WA; Sandra (Dan) Martinsen, Murray and LuAnn (Jeff) Abeyta, Murray; 30 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren; siblings Belva (Don) Green and Leon (Roma) Maxwell.\n\nOur family would like to thank Dr. Philip Kithas at the Veteran’s Medical Center, the amazing nurses and staff at Canyon Creek Assisted Living and Lifepath Home Care for their warmth and compassionate service to our dear father.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the LDS Murray Dale Ward located at 6300 South 300 East, Murray. The services will include a viewing from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and the funeral service at 11:00 am.\n A viewing will also be held Friday evening (November 11) from 6 to 8 pm at Jenkins Soffe Mortuary located at 4760 South State, Murray. Interment will be at the Midway Cemetery.