Jack Roy Cloud (1921-2009)
Posted by Diana Crippen (+124) 10 years ago
Something I found, when looking for something else. Thought that MC folks might like to read this. Signed, Diana in WA state.

Jack Roy Cloud, our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, joined his Lord and Saviour and his beloved wife and our mother, on October 17, 2009, with his youngest son at his side. Jack was born to Roy Harris and Thelma Bacon Cloud on November 13, 1921 in Miles City, MT. He was raised in Miles City, graduating from Custer County High School in 1941. In high school, he was an avid basketball and football player. He joined the US Navy at the beginning of WWII and was stationed in San Diego, CA before being medically discharged 3 months later. He married our mother, C. Lucille Storms on October 28, 1945 in Miles City. Along with his mother, Thelma, Jack owned and operated Cloud Cleaners for 25 ½ years, closing the business in September 1972. In November of 1972, he and Lucille, along with their two youngest children, moved to Richland, WA. Jack was employed with Exxon Nuclear, which later became Framatome, from which he retired in June of 1988. Jack's happiest moments in life were the 58 years of marriage to our mother and having his kids and grandkids around. While living in Miles City, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and upon moving to Richland, he became a member of Central United Protestant Church. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling, was a member of the Elks in Miles City and he and Lucille were also members of the Rambling Rovers and enjoyed many wonderful trips and times traveling together with that group. For those that knew our Dad, you could have not have met a more faithful "long distance" supporter and fan of the Seattle Mariners. His love of baseball and the Mariners was enormous. Our Dad was always early to bed unless.there was a Mariner's game on. He never wanted to attend a game in person, saying that the best seat in the house was in his recliner in his own living room. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in June of 2003. Also preceding him in death, were his parents, Roy and Thelma Cloud and his older sister, Garnet Brown. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Carol Cloud of Las Vegas, NV: his son and daughter-in- law, Thomas (Tom) and Debbie Cloud of Golden, CO; son William (Bill) Cloud of Helena, MT; his daughter and son-in-law, Catherine (Cathy) and Geoff Durst of Aberdeen, SD; son Richard (Dick) Cloud of Kennewick, WA and daughter, Caroline Cloud of Richland, WA. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Melissa (Bobby) McFarlen and great-granddaughter Rylee McFarlen of Arvada, CO, Jennifer Cloud of New York City, Justin Cloud of Arvada, CO, Michael Cloud of Bozeman, MT, Lucy (Pat) Hicks of Eugene, OR, Katy Durst of Aberdeen, SD and Taylor Cloud of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by his younger sister, Kay Thompson and her husband, Ben of Gig Harbor, WA and his aunt, Opal DeVine of Richland, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. Our Dad will be missed also by his very good friends of both our parents, Bob and Elsie Jepsen of Richland, WA. Jack was very thankful for all the visits, love and prayers of his family and friends during his illness. It gives us, his kids and grandkids, great comfort in knowing that our parents and grandparents are now together in God's hands for eternity. Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Richland Gardens and Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice for the excellent care and love you gave our Dad through the past few months. Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, followed by a memorial service at Central United Protestant Church in Richland at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be at Einan's Funeral Home Tuesday evening, October 20, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday 8:00 to 9:45 AM. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or to the International Myeloma Foundation in honor of Jack's son, Tom at 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607- 3421.