Jane Little Cluff passed away peacefully in her home in Milford, Utah surrounded by her family on September 20, 2021. She was born to John Kenyon Jr & Annamay Ford Little on October 17, 1951 in Kanab, Utah. She received her formative education in Kanab, Utah, graduating with the class of 1969. She became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being baptized by her sweetheart Carl shortly after her 18th birthday. They were later sealed in the St George Utah Temple on April 14, 1972.
Jane and Carl moved around as they raised their family of four children. Their lengthiest residences were Kanab, Santa Clara, and Washington, Utah as well as Fredonia, Arizona. She attended BYU and SUU, and received her teaching degree in 1991. Jane loved being a teacher and sharing her patriotism with her students by organizing many Memorial Day and Veterans Day Programs.
Jane dedicated herself to service. She served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Washington County PTA President; and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 53 years, 10 of which she served as President.
Jane loved music and had a beautiful voice. She loved to sing and share her love for music with others; especially with children. She owned and operated a franchise of Sunshine Generation for several years. If there was a music festival, play, or choir performance nearby she supported it – usually by participating herself.
Jane often said that her greatest accomplishment was her family. She loved supporting her family in their interests and attended as many games, performances and activities that she could.
Jane and Carl recently celebrated their “50-ish” Wedding Anniversary. They have been blessed not only with four children but also their spouses, 21 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
Above all Jane loved the Lord. She served in both the St. George Temple and Cedar City Temple. She and Carl accepted a call to serve a mission in Nauvoo, Illinois which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. She was cleared to serve a mission once more shortly before receiving the diagnosis of stage IV cancer.
The family is so appreciative to all those who have visited with her the past few weeks. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, giving her the opportunity to enjoy the mission farewell she was so looking forward to.
Jane is survived by her husband Carl of Milford, Utah; siblings: John K. Little Jr of Kanab, Utah, Frank (Sharon-deceased) Little of Sunland, California, Susann (Bob) Irwin of Kanab, Utah, and Gail (Greg) Hanson of Logan, Utah; children: Meggin (Daniel) Dolberg of Washington, Utah, Ginger (Ken) Rasmussen of St. George, Utah, David (Kandice) Cluff of Milford, Utah, and Daniel (Katie) Cluff of Minersville, Utah; 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents Kenyon and Annamay, her son SPC T. Bruce Cluff, and granddaughter Rebecca Rae Rasmussen.
A special thanks to the many physicians, nurses, Zions Way Hospice, and Mosdell Mortuary for their excellent care.
Funeral services will be held at Kanab South LDS Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 at the Chapel. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery. Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
A webcast will be available the day of the service at https://vimeo.com/event/363680.
What a wonderful life for a beautiful Angel 💗 I’m thankful that I could be considered her friend . I love the thought of her meeting and hugging Bruce again after all these years apart . Prayers for her beloved family – may your memories bring you joy and peace . Much love , Kathy Gardner
Another angel in Heaven, the best of the best!!!! Jane touched so many lives, not even being aware of what she gave to each and everyone she met. We were neighbors in Page and she brought so much happiness to our lives there and every incident since meeting her and Carl in 1998. Know that Bruce was there waiting for her arrival and hat a welcome home celebration that must have been. We both lost sons, way too early in their lives but their memories live on in the families they left behind. To Carl, David, Daniel and Ginger our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find peace in knowing she is not suffering anymore. Love, Peace, Light and blessings to all of the Cluffs.
Dear Carl, I am so very sorry for your loss of Jane. I am sure your son was waiting for her on the other side. I hope you will find peace and comfort at this time. You will be in our prayers.
My the Lord by with you until you are united with her again my dear friend.
So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing, Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was much to young.May God bless and watch over you.
We met Jane and her family here in Page AZ many years ago. She was a lovely sister in the gospel. Jane was easy to talk to and made you very comfortable . Always had a smile , always happy to see and visit with you. We ran into her a few times after they moved just as friendly as ever. Jane you will be missed.. it was a pleasure to have met you. Judy and Dean Slavens
Carl and family I am so sorry for your loss. So grateful for the gospel and knowing where Jane is and the family she’s with..You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Valeen
Dear Carl and family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in the knowledge of forever families.
Friends forever, Jim and Joy Lea
Remembering the first time we met Jane, when Ken and Ginger were planning their wedding. Such a happy, exciting time for both families!
She became a friend as we shared grandbabies, and the loss of sweet Rebecca.
She could always bring a smile to those around her.
She’s definitely leaving a hole in lots of hearts here, but what a joyous reunion she is having with Bruce, Rebecca, Annamay and others who met her at the veil.
Jerry and I will continue to pray for the Cluff family. We love you.
So thankful for the live stream of the service of our beautiful Jane. It was not quite the same as being there in person, but I am grateful I could be a part of this service virtually. I loved Jane with all my heart and appreciate her example and testimony. She lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all of us who knew her. She left an incredible legacy.
My deepest condolences to Carl and the family. Although I only met Jane once in Denver at a NSBA Conference, I felt she was a very strong influence on Carl and so hard to loose one’s life partner! Blessed is the time we have on earth and the reunion will be supreme!