Obituary - Cheston Clover

Cheston Clover

Galloway Cheston Clover died peacefully June 25 at his home in Alpine. He was 37. The following was provided by his family.

Cheston was born Jan. 16, 1984, to Galloway Morris Clover and Tanna Rogers Clover in Salt Lake City. He attended Wilson Elementary and then high school in Pinedale, where he graduated in 2002.

He died just 19 days before his father Galloway Clover died on July 14. He is preceded in death by his fraternal grandparents George and Elise Clover; maternal grandparents Leo and Carolyn Rogers; two cousins, Clara Elizabeth Clover and David Nicholas Clover.

Cheston is survived by his mother Tanna Rogers Clover; sister Patience Jones; love of his life and best friend Madelyn Cobb; dog-child Cricket; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and even more great friends.

From birth to Cheston’s final days he was on horseback. At the young age of 3 his lead rope was tied to his saddle horn and away he went, following his mother and father into the mountains.

Paul Gilroy was an outfitter mentor to Cheston from the age of 12, patiently teaching him trades of the outfitting business. As Cheston got older he took what he had learned packing and guiding hunters. This led to his own business, Wilderness Trails Outfitting. This business has been in the Clover family for three generations.

Outside of being an outfitter, Cheston grew into an excellent carpenter. This was truly a work of art for him. He had many other passions he was skilled at, including snowmachining, skiing and snowboarding and swing dancing, to name a few. He also loved supporting and watching Madelyn in her polo games.

Cheston was brilliant, kind, thoughtful, adventurous, sometimes crazy (chasing grizzly bears on horseback) and of course defiant at times. He was always eager to help and had a hard work ethic. At 6 feet, 5 inches tall and as thin as a rail, he had a noticeable presence in a room that was followed by his giant sense of humor, big smile and unforgettable laugh. The stories never end.

You are missed terribly. May your gentle soul rest high up on the mountains. We will think of you as the sun eases up to light our days.

Cheston’s memorial will be held Oct. 2 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 170 Glenwood St., Jackson, at 2 p.m. Reception and celebration to follow in the Hansen Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers there is a donation account for the Benefit of Cheston Clover at The Bank of Jackson Hole.

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