Category Archives: Obituaries

Joseph James Clausse, Jr., 1919-1972

From The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Thursday, February 3, 1972:

Joseph James Clausse, Jr. obituary

Joseph James Clausse, Jr. obituary

Joseph J. Clausse Jr.

NORTH OGDEN — Joseph James Clausse Jr., 52, of 469 E. 3100 N., died this morning at the McKay Hospital of a heart ailment.

Mr. Clausse was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Ogden, a son of Joseph James Sr. and Maude Wiegel Clausse.

On Sept. 28, 1940, he was married to Helen Blackinton in Ogden.

He was manage of the Island Park Lodge in Island Park, Idaho.

During World War II he served in the Navy. He was a former member of BPO Elks 719 and a member of United Commercial Travelers.

Surviving are his widow of North Ogden; four daughters, Mrs. William (Sharon) Noice, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Robert (Gayle) Jones, Ogden; Miss Susan Clausse and Miss Jill Clausse, both of North Ogden; one grandchild; his mother of Ogden.

Also surviving are four brothers and one sister, Lewis J. Clausse, Harold A. Clausse, both of Sacramento, Calif.; Gerald E. Clausse, Ogden; Kenneth L. Clausse, Orem; Mrs. John (Barbara) Silber, Silver Springs [sic], Md.

Funeral services will be announce by the Myers Mortuary.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 3 Feb 1972, p. 7D; digital image online at <>.

(Joseph James Clausse, Jr., is my grandmother’s older brother.)


Estella Clausse West, 1890-1967

From The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1967:

Estella Clausse West obituary

Estella Clausse West obituary

Estella C. West

Mrs. Estella C. West, 77, of 2098 Harrison, died Monday at St. Benedict’s Hospital.

Mrs. West was born Dec. 1, 1890, in Galveston, Tex., a daughter of Joseph and Pauline Stern Clausse.

She lived in St. Louis, Mo., as a child and came to Ogden in 1897.

On March 26, 1913, she was married to James Alva West in Ogden. Mr. West died March 12, 1946, in Ogden.

She was  a member of BPO Does, Ladies of Woodcraft and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are the following sons and daughters: John A. West, Joseph E. West, William H. West, Paul B. West, Mrs. Samuel (Pauline) Attison, all of Ogden; Mrs. Ernest (Betty) Yanni, Murray; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Holy Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.

Burial will be in the Ogden City Cemetery.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 26 Dec 1967, p. 5B; digital image online at <>.

(Estella Clausse West is my great-grandfather’s younger sister.)

Joseph James Clausse, 1886-1965

From The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Monday, August 16, 1965:

Joseph J. Clausse

Joseph James Clausse obituary

Joseph James Clausse, 79, of 1603 Childs, died Sunday night in a local rest home.

Mr. Clausse was born May 19, 1886, in Ogden, a son of Joseph E. and Pauline Stern Clausse. On Nov. 21, 1910, he was married to Maude Weigel in Salt Lake City.

He was an iron worker in construction. He was a member of the international Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 27. He had lived in Idaho six years.

Surviving are his widow, six sons and one daughter, J. Lewis Clausse, Harold A. Clausse, both of Sacramento, Calif.; Gerald E. Clausse, Ogden; Kenneth L. Clausse, Orem; Joseph J. Clausse Jr., North Ogden; Mrs. John J. (Barbara) Silber, Silver Springs [sic], Md.; 23 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Estella West, Ogden.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Myers Mortuary with former Bishop Delbert Thompson officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday prior to services. Burial in Ogden City Cemetery.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 16 Aug 1965, page 7B; digital image online at <>.

(Joseph J. Clausse is my great-grandfather. His one daughter, Barbara Clausse Silber, is my grandmother.)

Barbara Stern, 1860-1945

From The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Wednesday evening, November 28, 1945:

Barbara Stern obituary

Barbara Stern obituary

Barbara Stern

Miss Barbara Stern, 85, died at nine forty-five Tuesday evening at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. Alva West, 2098 Harrison, following a heart attack.

She was born March 16, 1860, at Millstadt, Ill., to Christian and Marie Annie Jones Stern. Miss Stern was for many years a nurse and continued in this career until her health failed at about 80 years of age.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church, the Altar society and League of the Sacred Heart. She had been a resident of Ogden since 1890.

Surviving are the following nieces and nephew: Mrs. William Doyle, Mrs. Joseph J. Clausse, Mrs. J. Alva West, Lee L. Clausse, all of Ogden.

Funeral services will be conducted Satruday at ten a. m. at St. Joseph’s church, by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. J. Giroux. Arrangements are in charge of the mortuary at 466 Twenty-fourth. Interment will be in Ogden city cemetery.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 28 Nov 1945, p. 14; digital image online at <>.

(Barbara Stern is my great-great-grandmother’s sister.)

Pauline Mary Stern Clausse, 1857-1923

From the Ogden Standard-Examiner, Thursday evening, November 8, 1923:

Pauline Mary Stern Clausse obituary

Pauline Mary Stern Clausse obituary

Mrs. Pauline Clausse Dies

Mrs. Pauline Mary Stern Clausse, wife of Joseph E. Clausse, died Wednesday evening at the residence, 3232 Washington avenue, of general debility. she was born in Millstadt, Ill., November 3, 1857, the daughter of Christian and Mary Jones Stern. She came to Ogden in 1855 and had resided here continuously since that date. Mrs. Clausse was a devout member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church. She is survived by her husband and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. William Doyle, Joseph J. Clausee [sic], Mrs. Alva West, Leon L. Clausse, 15 grandchildren, all of Ogden, and the following sister: Miss Barbara Stern, Ogden; Mary Stern, Mrs. Annie Backer, Mrs. Regina Daken [sic}, all of St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of Larkin & Sons, undertakes, and the time and place will be later announced.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 8 Nov 1923, p. 12; digital image online at <>.

The funeral announcement followed in the next day’s paper:

Pauline Mary Stern Clausse funeral announcement

Pauline Mary Stern Clausse funeral announcement


Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Mary Clausse will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Monsignor P. M. Cushnahan will preside. The body may be viewed Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday until 1 o’clock at the home 3232 Washington avenue. Interment will be in the City cemetery.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 9 Nov 1923, p. 10; digital image online at <>.

(Pauline Mary Stern Clausse is my great-great-grandmother.)

Joseph Edward Clausse, 1855-1934

From The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Sunday morning, April 15, 1934:

Joseph Edward Clausse

Joseph Edward Clausse

Clausse Services To Be Conducted Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Joseph Edward Clausse will be held Tuesday morning at ten o’clock in St. Joseph’s Catholic church with the Rev. P. F. Kennedy celebrating the mass.

Recitation of the rosary will be held at the family home, 3232 Washington avenue, Monday evening at eight o’clock.

Friends my call at the home this afternoon and evening, all day Monday, and Tuesday until nine a. m. Interment will be made in Ogden city cemetery under direction of Larkin & Sons’.

Mr. Clausse is survived by the following sons and daughters: Joseph J. Clausse, Lee L. Clausse, Mrs. William Doyle, Mrs. J. Alva West, all of Ogden; also a sister, Mrs. Barbara Stern, with whom he had made his home since his wife died in 1923; another sister, marie Esmert, and a brother, Lucian, residing in France; 19 grandchildren and five great-grand-children.

Source: “The Ogden Standard-Examiner”, 15 Apr 1934, p. 5; digital image online at <>

One typo that I noticed from this funeral announcement: Barbara Stern is Joseph’s sister-in-law, not his sister. She never married, and is referred to in her sister’s obituary (Joseph’s wife, Pauline Mary Stern Clausse), as Miss Barbara Stern.

(Joseph Edward [or Edouard] is my great-great-grandfather.)