Calvin J Moss, age 88, passed from this world on September 7th, 2022, surrounded by family. Cal was born on Feb 2, 1934, to Everett Porter Moss and Emily Elizabeth Flint in West Layton, Utah.
Cal graduated from Davis High School in 1952 and attended Weber State University until his father became ill, and he had to leave school to help support the family. Cal found work at a local construction site which started his love for building and launched his future career as a carpenter and building contractor. Cal married Carol Clough, also from Layton, on January 7th, 1955, in the Salt Lake Temple. Cal was drafted into the US Army in 1956 and stationed in Georgia, where he and Carol lived. After receiving his discharge from the Army, Cal and Carol moved back to Salt Lake City, and Cal returned to his job as a carpenter until he was able to start his own company, Calvin J Moss Construction, in 1960.
While living in Salt Lake City, their daughter Debbie and son David were born. In 1966, Cal built a home in Bountiful for the family where their daughter Shelly and son Shane joined the family. He lived in the family home for fifty-five years.
Cal worked hard his entire life whether it was working the family farm and raising horses, building homes, or fulfilling his church callings. His love and responsibility to family always trumped other needs. Cal was always there when his family needed him. He loved spending time playing sports or skiing with family and used these opportunities to teach his children the values of work, integrity, and faith.
Cal was a pioneer in the Utah building industry. He built one of the earliest sets of town homes and designed and built the first set of free-hanging, side-supported concrete stairs in Utah (if not the US). He went on to build some of the most efficient, cutting-edge solar homes of the ’70s. Cal built the original Sundance Screening Room for use during the Sundance Film Festival. He built custom homes for celebrities and private residents as well as buildings for corporations and other businesses. Whether it was Redford’s house or a small remodel for a neighbor, Cal put the same effort and quality into everything he built.
Cal was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many roles that he loved, but most notably, the years spent in the young men’s and the scouting program. Cal used every opportunity to teach skills of survival, honesty, faith, and integrity. He truly embodied the Scout Law. He also loved the temple and served there for many years.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Porter Moss and Emily Elizabeth Moss; brother, Ray Moss; sister, Linda Page; brother-in-law, John Page (whom he worked alongside for many years); brother, Brent Moss; and grandson, Clint Moss. He is survived by wife, Carol; sister, Joan (Dee) Page; daughter, Debbie (Jim) Pratt; son, David (Jill) Moss; daughter, Shelly (Mike) Barnett; son, Shane (Sarah) Moss; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
A visitation with the family will be held at the Russon Brothers Mortuary at 295 North Main Street in Bountiful on Friday, September 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friends and family can also visit on Saturday, September 17th from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the LDS Bountiful Hills Chapel at 1190 Bountiful Hills Drive. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West in Bountiful, following the funeral service.
The funeral service will be available for streaming at https://bountifulhillsward.org.