September 18, 1952 - January 1, 2021
Eileen Zetterquist Cloward died peacefully January 1, 2021, of complications from a massive heart attack. She was the daughter of John Harold Zetterquist and Joan Westover Zetterquist. She is survived by her loving husband, James Leslie Cloward, Jr.; step-children, Cherrie Ann Cloward Nuttall, Michelle Marie Cloward Butler and Stephen James Cloward; six grandchildren; siblings, Steven Harold (Sandra), Phillip John (Pam), Jeanne Litzinger (Robert), Linda Choppin (Jack) and Vicki Givens; and many nieces and nephews, all who loved and adored her. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jonathan Cloward. Eileen was born and raised in San Diego, California. She graduated from James Madison High School in June 1970, Ricks College in 1972, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Colorado Denver Mission, and later graduated from Brigham Young University in Home Economics in 1977. She taught at the School for the Blind in Ogden, Utah and later taught the Blind in the Alpine and Provo School Districts. She had a passion for working with children from pre-school to age 21, teaching them skills that would help them function in a seeing world. She retired from her teaching career in 2017. She first started dating the love of her life when she was 17 years old and later reconnected with him in her thirties. Eileen and James were married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 19, 1987. When they married, Eileen became a step-mother to James’ three children, Cherrie, Michelle and Stephen. She loved being their step-mother and a loving grandmother to their seven grandchildren. Eileen loved decorating wedding cakes, like her mother. So much so, she attended the Wilton Cake Decorating School in Chicago, IL. She became a master at making wedding cakes. Her favorite thing to do was collaborating with her mother in making masterpiece wedding cakes. She also loved to sew, read good books, and attend movies, theater and other cultural events. She loved traveling with her husband and going on vacations with her sisters. She was passionate about eating healthy and worked daily to overcome her addiction to sugar and white flour, though she never pushed it upon others. Eileen had a kind, compassionate and loving heart. She assisted in caring for her parents and her mother-in-law during their ailing years and did so without complaint, but with compassion and love. The one thing Eileen cherished most was her testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ and of His Church. She loved attending and serving in the temple and serving in the Church wherever she was needed. She truly was an angel among us and now she will continue as an angel in heaven. Family Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah 84606. Because of the current COVID 19 restrictions, the funeral will be limited to invited family and close friends. A video of the funeral will be posted on Berg Mortuary’s website (bergmortuary.com) shortly after the funeral concludes. Family and friends are invited to the viewing on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. at the Berg Mortuary. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
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