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403 North Main Street
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-2244
Fax: 208-788-4792
Jean Clayton

Jean Clayton

Tuesday, March 16th, 1937 - Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Nona “Jean” Clayton returned to her Father in Heaven Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was born March 16, 1937 in the Minidoka area and was proud she was delivered by her Grandmother on their farm. The best description of Jean would be Salt of the Earth. She was a simple person who held to simple values and didn’t waiver from them. She was born to Leland and Gladys Olson and grew up farming in the Burley area. She was a hard worker always ready to roll up her sleeves and get the job done.

Jean met William “Bill” Clayton while working at King’s in Burley. They married March 18, 1960 and welcomed their first born son, Wayne, in December. Bill was attending school at Utah State University and Jean was always his biggest supporter. After earning his degree in Education, the family of three moved to Rupert where Bill taught Industrial Arts at Minidoka High School. Valerie was born in 1964 to complete their family.

The family moved to Hailey, Idaho in 1969. Around 1975, Jean began driving bus for the Blaine County School District. She enjoyed being part of the educational system as the first one to greet the children in the morning and the last to send them home in the afternoon. Her favorite part of the day was driving the Kindergartners at midday. Jean and Bill opened Bill’s Gun Shop in 1987 and later changed the name to High Desert Sports. After Bill died in 1998, Jean continued running the business with Wayne. She was still working up until a couple of weeks before her death. She felt working at the shop gave her purpose and enjoyment.

Bill and Jean raised their family to enjoy the outdoors. They enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. When Jean was not spotting game for Bill, she was supporting her children in any activity they were involved in. She was a selfless mother who put the needs of others ahead of her own.

Jean’s greatest joy were her two Grandsons, Trent and Nate. Her unconditional love for them was evident in all she did for them. She spent many afternoons watching Trent play sports, particularly baseball. She supported Nate with any endeavor he choose to undertake. She was a proud Nana who would tell anyone she meet about her boys. In December, she witnessed Trent’s marriage to Tiffany and was overjoyed to finally have a Granddaughter.

Jean is survived by her son Wayne Clayton, daughter Valerie (David) Seamons, Grandson Trent (Tiffany) Seamons and Grandson Nathan Seamons. Also, her sister Sandy (Richard) Baumgartner, brother Larry (Shana) Olson, Sister Donna Olson, brother Kirt (Lisa) Olson and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Hailey Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Hailey LDS Chapel
    821 Broadford Road
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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  • Service

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Hailey LDS Chapel
    821 Broadford Road
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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  • Interment

    Hailey Cemetery
    541 E. Fox Acres Road
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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  • Reception

    Hailey LDS Chapel
    821 Broadford Road
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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Marjorie Gerratt

Posted at 05:32pm
Sending sympathy and love to family . I went to church and school with Jean.

She was always a sweet person to me. Love, Marjorie Gerratt

anita mcmurdo

Posted at 12:31pm
WAYNE -Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your dear Mother .
Delbert and Anita McMurdo

Frank Glahn SR

Posted at 01:32pm
This kind and gentle lady will be sorely missed by all her friends. Our Valley will have an empty place that few will be able to fill.

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Posted at 12:38pm
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Our deepest sympathies to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John, Bill and Nancy
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