Sidney R. Cleaveland passed away at the Canyonlands Care Center on Thursday, February 11, 2016, after his longtime battle with various health issues.
Sidney was the youngest sibling of 12 children born to Joseph Grover and Mattie Relo (Slonkier) Cleaveland. Sidney served in Korea for the U.S. Air Force from December 1954 to August 1958. He enjoyed spending his time in the great outdoors with friends and family hunting, fishing or anything else he could think of doing. His favorite meal was venison and fried potatoes, and he considered himself a carpenter for his career, as a “Jack of all trades, Master of none!”
Sidney lived several years in the Philippines with his surviving wife Natividad (Nattie) Bato Logrono Cleaveland and stepsons Sunny Cleaveland and Buddy Cleaveland, who are natives of the Philippines. His wishes were to spend the remainder of his days there with his family in the Philippines, until he was forced to return to the United States to receive the medical treatments required for his long-term illness.
He is survived by his sister, Alice Fern Starbuck (Alvin) of Moab and his brother, Benjamin David Cleaveland (Sandy) of Grace, Idaho. Also surviving are his children from his marriage to Schirline Walters: son Sidney Ray, Jr. (Butch); daughters Starlette Kay Cameron (Ernest) and Ronna Ray Cleaveland. He was blessed with four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and his son Bucky.
As Sidney’s wishes were to have his ashes scattered in Fisher Valley, Utah, where his family homesteaded when he was young, a memorial service will be planned at a later date. He will greatly missed by his family and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.