Clara has passed away

Clara Loree Bigler

1935 ~ 2018

Clara Loree Bigler, 83, peacefully passed away October 1, 2018 at her home in Newton, Utah. She was surrounded by her family, and loved ones. She was born January 26, 1935 in Safford, Arizona to Glen Major Naylor and Loree Mary Crandall. She grew up in Safford and Mesa, Arizona.

She married Doil Storie Sr. on November 26, 1954. They had two beautiful sons, Doil and Ben. They later divorced. She then married Edwin Earl Bigler on March 15, 1975. As Edwin served in the Air Force, they traveled all over Europe, mostly living in Germany. There they had Natalie Anne. Also, while in Germany, they were called by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to open and establish a Family History Center. They collected archives from various churches from all over the county. Clara also served the Saints in Bern, East Germany. Later, they would be stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orem and Layton, Utah.

Clara was a school teacher for 40 Years. She loved children and made it her mission to help children with disabilities obtain an education. She assisted in developing the curriculum for Special Needs Academics for Utah. She taught in Germany, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Her students knew her unconditional love for them, and it was definitely returned.

After she and Ed retired, they continued their work in the church. They went on to serve two Genealogy missions, along with many other positions in the church. Clara enjoyed sewing, gardening, family history and scrapbooking. She was a wonderful Grandma, and spent many hours cooking and playing with her Grandchildren. Her delightful smile and joyful laugh spread to everyone around her.

Clara was preceded in death by her sweet husband Edwin, her parents and brothers Larry and Ronald Naylor. She is survived by her sons Doil Storie, Jr. of Colorado, Ben Storie, Jacksonville, FL, her daughter Natalie Anne Levi of Newton, UT., and brother Karl Naylor. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many other extended family members that we love dearly.

Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.

Viewing & Funeral

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
76 South 100 West
Newton, Utah 84327

  • Viewing: 9:30 am
  • Funeral: 11 am

Graveside Service

Lindquist Mortuary
1867 North Fairfield Road
Layton, Utah 84041

  • 3:30pm


Caroline Loree

It’s such a bittersweet time. No doubt she is having a grand time reunited with Uncle Ed, daddy, Uncle Larry and Grandma and Grandpa Nay and all the rest of the family already on the other side. It was always so thrilling to get to go to Aunt Clara’s house where we ate very well and had a lot of fun! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

RoseAnn Stackhouse

My dear Clara.
Have such wonderful memories of looking at family histories and pictures in the upstairs room. Sleeping in the comfort bed downstairs. Eating and taking for hours on the back porch and eating yummy food. You are missed. Give Ed a hug for me.

Lynae Thompson

Clara was an energetic, passionate person who served, loved and lived fiercely. She was a sweet and intelligent lady and I know she touched a lot of lives with her teaching, her family history work, her friendships, her testimony, her example of enduring love and her smile. My condolences to her family and to those who will ache with missing her.

Victor Mason

Sorry to hear of Clara passing, she will have a great reunion with Ed. Sending our thoughts and prayers your way. Victor Mason Layton

Marcie Bigler Labare

Dear aunt Clara, I am so lucky to have had u as my aunt and my friend, I will alway remember the wonderful memories and laughs we had together, I love u so much, u will be dearly missed please tell all the family and my sweet uncle Ed hello
Good bye Clara

Vera Lee

A ‘Dozen Roses’ gesture was posted

Wes Riches

My condolences to your family. Clara was a great friend and mentor when I began teaching. I will be eternally grateful to her help and support. May God bless and comfort you at this tender time.

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Would you like to buy Ed’s house?


It was always part of “the plan” to have my mother-in-law move in with us after her husband passed away. That unfortunate event came in December 2014.

Home for Sale: 1369 E Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040

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My wife loves that home, and some of her fondest memories were made there. Now she’s ready to give that same opportunity to a new family.

After Ed passed away, my wife wife hired a renovator to go through the house and make it “like new”. We patched the walls, re-carpeted a few rooms, installed new countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, cleaned out the crawl-space and storage shed, painted virtually everything, and the driveway was even recently replaced.

All that having been said, it’s hard for her to sell it – closing a chapter in one’s life so they can move on to the next isn’t easy. The sooner we can sell this house, the sooner that can happen.

1369 East Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040

For Sale: 1369 East Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040So, what’s so great about this house? Let’s jump right into the vitals!

Location, Location, Location

First of all, this beautiful home is located in Layton, Utah. It’s minutes away from Highway 89 and I-15.

The local church, ball field, tennis courts, soccer field, playground, golf course, and community fishery are just up road. The park is great for kite flying in the Spring, and sledding in the Winter!

The house faces South. You know what that means? No icy driveway! It’s pitched just enough to harvest the sun’s rays to melt most of the snow that falls on it, and keep it ice-free with very little effort! (You have no idea how nice this is unless you’ve owned a south-facing home before.)

That also means half of the backyard, on the North, is shaded, inviting cool afternoons and evenings outside, even on the hottest days. The upper half of the backyard is raised and gets plenty of sun, just in case you like the heat!


You want vaulted ceilings? You got it! How about a romantic wood-burning fireplace in the livingroom? Yup! That’s there, too!

Are you into food storage? There’s a HUGE crawl space (with a cement floor) ready for you to pack all your foodstuffs away for when you need them.

For Sale: 1369 Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040How about a garden? It’s already planted with strawberries, two types of raspberries, and a tomato bed (that only needs you to drop in your ‘maters.  There’s a walnut tree, apple tree, and even an asian pear in the backyard, too.

Oversized 2-car garage. Complete with storage cabinets and garage-door opener.

Paved Trailer Pad. If you’ve got a trailer (or a spare car), the RV pad on the side of the house is large enough to park even the longest 5th-wheel – without blocking the rest of the driveway or looking like an eyesore.

Workshop/storage shed. Tucked on the side of the house is a workshop/storage shed for all your tools, lawn mower, gardening tools, and more.

Central Air with Natural Gas Heating. Ed recently had central air installed. The equipment is very new, with very little use on it.

Bedrooms. Four bedrooms (3 on the main floor).

Office. There’s a nice, quiet office in the basement. You could use it as a craft room, storage room, or “man cave”.

Bathrooms. Three bathrooms (1 Full, 2 Three Quarter)

Size: 2,414 square feet on a 0.21 acre lot.


School District Davis
Elementary School E.G. King
Junior High School Central Davis
High School Layton

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Obituary for Edwin Earl Bigler

Edwin BiglerEdwin Earl “Ed” Bigler, of Layton, Utah, passed away in the evening of 08 December 2014, while recovering from surgery at Ogden Regional Medical Center at the age of 76. He was born on 29 September 1938, just outside Basin, Wyoming to Orville Edwin Bigler and Elvira “Ella” Audrey Dobson.

Edwin enlisted in the US Navy at age 18 and eventually retired from the US Air Force, and is a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Edwin received two Masters degrees in Guidance and Counseling, and a BA in Education. He taught electronics and remedial math at Clearfield High School and later taught at Weber Basin Job Corps. He was able to connect with students that other teachers could not reach, was presented with a Teacher of the Year award, and was recognized by the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Bureau of Indian Affairs for contributions in furthering Indian Education.

Ed was an avid family historian who submitted over 16,000 names for Temple work; while stationed overseas, started the first LDS Genealogical library in Frankfurt, Germany; and served an LDS Family History Mission and served in the Ogden, Utah Temple Mission. He was previously a bee keeper and HAM radio operator, loved gardening and fish ponds, and enjoyed bird watching as a member of the Audubon Society.

He was married and sealed to his loving wife, Clara on 15 March 1975 in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. He is survived by his wife and children Natalie (Joe), Ben (Shannon) Storie, Mark (Debbie) Bigler, Chris (Debbie), Doil (Sharon) Storie, Debbie (Dan) Pierce, Vickie (Ken) Adams, Teresa Bigler; siblings Charmayne (Thomas) Kasparian, Donna (Duane) Cecil, Dale (Joanne) Bigler, Bill (Julie) Bigler, Perie (Floy) Bigler, RoseAnn Bishop, Dennis (Ellen) Chadwick, Larry (Deon) Chadwick; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings Alice Bigler, Edith Mae Bigler, Myron (Georgia) Bigler, and Clinton Dean (Wendy) Bigler.

Viewings will be held Friday, 12 December 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Lindquist Mortuary in Layton, Utah and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the LDS Church at 1015 North, Emerald Drive, Layton, Utah. Funeral Services will be held at the same church at 2pm Saturday.

Interment will be at Lindquist’s Memorial Park, in Layton, Utah.

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