Clive Leon Dillon

Clive Leon “Googes” Dillon

Jan. 20, 1935 – Jan. 13, 2012

A memorial service for Clive Dillon will be held Friday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Powell.  Clive, 76, died Jan. 13 at his home in Powell after a 12-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was bon Jan. 20, 1935, in Lovell, the son of Horace Turner and Lula Dee Dillon. He married Shirley Wilkinson of Greybull Oct. 18, 1955, and they settled in Lovell. In 1968, they moved their family to Powell.

In the early 1950s, Clive studied to become a journeyman electrician and advanced to a master electrician before he retired in 2001 as a fire and electrical inspector for the State of Wyoming. He also worked on many major construction projects, dams and power plants from Chicago to northern Montana. For many years he was head of the City of Powell’s electrical department.

Clive was a prolific reader, with a passion for geology and the sciences and through his botany studies developed several rose varieties. He loved gardening, lapidary and photography and was well known for his artistic work in wood and stone.

His parents and two brothers, Bill and Warren “Tay,” preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Powell; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nickie and Tim Profitt and Tammie and Greg Spomer, all of Powell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tay and Annette Dillon of Greybull, and Flynn and Kim Dillon of Powell; one sister Betty Smith of Lovell, and nine grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Lovell Cemetery.