Clea Rose Walker Putnam, age 76, passed away November 25, 2014,of natural causes. She was born on March 18, 1938, in Mesa, Arizona, to Merl LaMar Walker and Sybil Hartense Lee Walker. She married David Aldon Putnam on October 18, 1957, in the Logan LDS Temple.
As a child her family moved around quite a lot. She grew-up in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and California. After graduating high school, she attend music college. She was always involved in dancing: ballet, acrobatics and tap. She owned a dance studio in Afton, Wyoming, where she taught many students. She was involved in the program at the Afton Lions Club. She taught in dance studios in California. With the help of a movie agent, her children were in movies and many television commercials. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She led the music in church and the choir. In California, she wrote the music for the road shows the church put on.
Clea is survived by her husband, David; children: David (Natalya) Putnam, Jr. of Graham, Washington, Cynthia Higbee of Port Angeles, Washington, Jennifer (Mitch) Nielson of Chandler, Arizona, and Sarah (Jason) Collier of Issaquah, Washington; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters: Shirley Swenson of Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada, Kathy Call of Providence, Utah, Elizabeth Pew of Meridian, Idaho, LaRie Ford of Durango, Colorado; and one brother, Edwin Walker of Provo, Utah. She was precede in death by her parents; a son, John Putnam; and brother, LaMar Walker.
- Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah.
- A visitation will be held Friday, from 10-10:45 a.m., prior to services at Metcalf Mortuary.
- Interment will be in Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, telephone 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences and complete obituary and funeral listings.