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Clay Goldston

May 3, 1929 — January 15, 2017

Clay Burnnie “CB” Goldston, 87, longtime resident of Boulder City, NV passed away peacefully on January 15, 2017. He was born May 3, 1929 in Abernathy, Hale, Texas to Henry Clay Goldston and Zollie Fisher Goldston. Clay married Margery Irene Funk on August 13, 1950 in Artesia, NM and sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple August 13, 1956 and raised six children.

He is survived by his beautiful wife Margery of 66 years; their children Nancy Irene (Ron) Smith, Thomas Clay Goldston, Ned Allen Goldston and Donna Lorraine (Byron) Stepherson; their son-in-law Ugochukwu “Mike” (Karen) Anosike and their daughter-in-law Kendra (Larry) Schicker-Goldston; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law Faye Funk Pittman Varner and brother-in-law Harold Leroy Funk.

Clay is preceded in death by his parents, his only brother and sibling Larry Gene, his daughter Karen Christene (Mike) Anosike and his son Larry Kent (Kendra) Goldston; his daughter-in-law Anita Jeannette Bissett (Ned); grandchildren Angel May Smith (Karen), Sean Anthony Goldston (Larry), and Henry Isaac Stepherson (Donna); and great-grandson Tristan Ron Clark (Nancy).

Clay graduated from Roswell High School, NM (1947), BA Industrial Arts University of New Mexico (1951), and MA Education Eastern New Mexico University (1955).

He taught high school in Hope, NM (1951-1953); 5th grade and Special Ed Elementary in Artesia, NM (1954-1967); 5-6th grade and Special Ed in CCSD, NV (1967-1982).

While Margery worked on her Bachelor’s degree in the early 60’s he worked as a US Park Ranger at Carlsbad Caverns NM and Great Sand Dunes CO.

He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1955. He served as a Gospel Doctrine instructor, as a Branch President, in Scouting for many years, in the High Priests Quorum, and many other callings. Clay and Margery served three missions: Mexico City from March-June 1989, Guatemala City 1991-1992, and Guatemala City 1993-1995. They served as ordinance workers in the Las Vegas Temple from 1999-2000.

In addition to teaching, he was a businessman and held contractor licenses in NV and UT. Clay’s lifelong passion was homebuilding and built a total of seventeen homes NV, NM, and UT. He spent countless hours working in family history. Clay was known to always be working. He was a friend to everyone and “had never met a stranger.”

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at the 1550 Buchanan Blvd LDS Chapel in Boulder City. Viewing will be from 10:00 am to 10:45 am prior to the service. Clay will be interred at the Boulder City Municipal Cemetery.   Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at

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