Clara Copley Shafer
Interviewed by Rusty Salmon, Aug. 15, 2003, at Moab, Utah
Question (Rusty): When did you first move to southeast Utah?
A (Clara): I came here in 1952.
Q: And you came right to Moab first?
Q: And was that from…?
A: The University of Utah (in Salt Lake City, Utah).
A: Just one. Prommel. He was named for a German geologist that his father was working for at the time he was born. This German geologist had written some papers. I happen to have a copy of them at home. He did, the way I was told, exploration work through the Russian government although the guy was a German….Harold Prommel. Prommel is really a surname, a German surname.
Q: When were you married?
A: June 26, l957.
Q: And where did that take place?
A: Salt Lake City.
A: I have six.
Q: Could you please list them for me in order?
A: Susan, she is a paralegal now living in Phoenix. Kathy, she is in public relations in Logan, Utah. Lloyd, took over my husband’s business when his dad died. Steve is a social worker here in Moab. Paul works with computers in Santa Rosa, California. I don’t know exactly what he does. David is an electrical engineer living in Carson City, Nevada.