Clyda Allred Brattos passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 7, 2021. She was born on May 21, 1942, to Jessie LaVerda Young and Don Allred in Park City, Utah. She grew up in Roosevelt, Utah until her family moved to Salt Lake City when she was a teenager. Clyda was born with a natural love and ability to care for children. In her own words she said her greatest love and concern as she grew up was for her family, especially for her younger siblings with whom she loved and cared for along with her older sister.
Clyda went to the College of Southern Utah and then graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University. After which she taught at Butler Elementary School for 30 years until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed teaching 2nd through 4th grades and especially loved teaching history.
Clyda married her eternal companion, Leif Brattos on April 4, 1974, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they shared many happy memories. They enjoyed gardening, working on projects together and taking road trips. However, their greatest joy came from spending time with their family, especially their nieces and nephews who visited often. Some of the favorite memories made at their home were eating her delicious Swedish pancakes, swimming, riding bikes on their long driveway and picking raspberries that would be made into raspberry shakes or jelly.
After the death of Clyda’s sister, Joyce Saderup, Clyda and Leif raised Joyce’s two youngest daughters, Elizabeth and Rachel, whom they loved as their own children, thus making their family complete. As a family they worked and laughed together and would often travel around Utah visiting important landmarks and State Parks. She was an attentive mother who was active in their school lives and made many cherished memories with them.
Clyda and Leif also remained close to Joyce’s other children; Joshua, Mary, and Jacob and she later acted as a loving grandma to their children Andrew, Hailey, Kimberly, and Katie.
Clyda was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. She loved the Gospel and her Savior Jesus Christ. She served faithfully in various callings throughout the church, but especially enjoyed working in the Primary where she worked as a Primary President and teacher. She also enjoyed attending the Temple as often as possible. She was called to serve two senior missions with Leif, one to the Swedish Branch and the other to Wandemere Ward in South Salt Lake.
Clyda loved to serve others and was a loving caregiver to all in need. She tenderly cared for her parents and her husband as their health declined, and made sure their needs were taken care of. She will be remembered for her life of service, the love she had for her family, her love for children, her creativity and smile.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and four sisters, Maurine, Rosalie, Joan and Joyce. She is survived by her three brothers, Kay (Linda), Norman (Sherrie), Brent (Nancy) and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing Tuesday, July 13th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT. Funeral services will later be held for family and close friends. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Online tributes can be made at www.holbrookmortuary.com.