Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great grandfather was born to Clarence Leo Skoubye and Nora Mann on February 27, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was raised with his sister Dorothy “Jackie” Skoubye Roblez (Victor-deceased). Clair was blessed with two special women in his life. He married Norma Jean Bennett on August 24, 1950 in the Logan Utah Temple. They became the proud parents of seven children. Norma died on December 27, 1998. Five years later, Clair married A. Lynne Steiner Bennett in April 2003.
Clair served his country for three years in the armed forces—one year in the U.S. Navy and two years in the U.S. Army. Clair was talented in many areas of his life. Clair’s occupation was a draftsman. He loved the piano and played classical music besides the sacred hymns. Clair left a legacy of service to others touching many lives. He loved projects and could often be found under a kitchen sink, behind a washing machine, under the hood of a car, building or remodeling houses, or drafting plans. He could fix anything. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Clair was 79 when he and Lynne accepted a call to serve in the mission office of the Samoa Apia Mission.
We will miss him dearly. We will miss his smile, his laughter, and his views on politics. Clair lacked guile and loved everyone. Death is bittersweet, but the knowledge that in a coming day we will be reunited with him makes his passing bearable.
Clair was surrounded by loved ones: children: Dan Bennett Skoubye (Julia), David Evan Skoubye (Annette), Ellen Skoubye Wallace (Clark), Susan Skoubye Clarke (Robert), Clair Bennett Skoubye (Lenore), Paul Bennett Skoubye, and Jeff Bennett Skoubye (Jennifer). Lynne and her deceased husband Kenneth E. Bennett have three loving daughters: DeAnne Bennett Bowers (Kevin), Barbara Bennett, and Leslie Bennett Benson (Larry). Clair and Norma have 30 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren (with one more great-great grandchild on the way). Clair was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Bennett, grandson Jonathan Skoubye, and great-grandson Declan Skoubye.
A family funeral will be held at noon on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Sandy Utah Central Stake Center, 1050 E. Galena Drive, Sandy, Utah 84094. The viewing will be held before the funeral from 10:30 am -11:30 am. Due to the pandemic the viewing and funeral will be for family members only and masks will be required.
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