USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association

Clive S. Wallace
E Division

CONCORD, CA --Clive Streeter Wallace (Wally), 88, resident of Concord, California, died May 25, 2007. He was married to Barbara Frost Wallace, who passed away before him by 13 months, for 58 years. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Wallace of Bend, Oregon; Janet Hendrix, of Clayton, California; Grandchildren, Julie Hendrix and Ryan Hendrix; Great-Granddaughters, Jasmine Picot-Hendrix and Natalie Hendris; Son-in-Law, Ralph Hendrix; Nephew, James Frost and Niece, Janne Arceo.

Wally was born in Lincoln and raised in Ammon and Idaho Falls, Idaho. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a brakeman prior to jointing the US Navy in 1942. He served aboard the USS Cleveland in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945.

After the war, he became a PBX installer for Pacific Telephone, from which he retired in 1976. After marrying Barbara in 1947, they lived in several communities in California, including Torrance, Norwalk, Big Bear City, Apple Valley and Antioch. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving as a high councilman, and member of three bishoprics, in Norwalk, California. After his retirement, he served as Bishop of the Big Bear, California Ward and later served a full-time mission with his wife to the Portland, Oregon Mission.

He served in many other church callings and volunteered his services wherever needed. He assisted in the completion of two major church building projects, and also built homes in Big Bear and Apple Valley. He was a great fisherman, boater, builder, handyman and friend. Funeral Services will be held at the Higgins Funeral Home in Antioch, California, Monday, June 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.,m. Bishop Cliff Beck of the Clayton Valley II Ward will officiate. Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.