William H. "Bill" Clover

June 30, 1945December 1, 2018

William H. (Bill) Clover, Ph.D, age 73, most recently of Monument, CO, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife, family and many friends and colleagues around the globe. Celebration of Life arrangements can be found on the Swan-Law Funeral Directors website at The family requests that tributes be made to either the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the Foundation Scholarship Fund at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in lieu of flowers.

Bill was born on June 30, 1945 to Herbert and Josephine Clover in East St. Louis, IL. He is survived by his wife, Janet Clover (Welle), his son, Todd, daughter-in-law Tara, grandson Jackson and granddaughter Aaliyah; his daughter, Julie Knight, son-in-law Andrew and granddaughter Tessa. He also leaves behind a sister, Gloria Furhop, and brother Paul, both of Collinsville, IL, along with eight nieces and nephews

After graduating from Assumption High School, East St. Louis, IL, in 1963, Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. (1968) Following graduation he was commissioned into the US Air Force where he served for 21 years. During that time he also completed a Masters Degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX (1973) and later a Doctorate in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. (1978) Bill served as a Personnel Officer during the early part of his AF career, but upon completion of his PhD was recruited to join the faculty at the Air Force Academy where he served for 12 years. During that time he was awarded tenure in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

Following his retirement from the Air Force, Bill worked in a number of corporate positions, developing programs and activities in areas such as executive leadership, corporate learning, and individual coaching. He also worked as Dean of Executive Education at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Bill retired from full-time employment in 2012, but continued to consult with various companies, organizations, and educational institutions nationally and internationally.

Bill was passionate about learning and teaching at every level. With his cherished wife beside him, nothing gave him more pleasure in life than reading and spending time with his family and friends. He enriched the lives of all who knew him.


  • Herbert Clover, Father
  • Josephine Clover, Mother
  • Janet Clover, Spouse
  • Todd Clover, Son
  • Tara Clover, Daughter-in-law
  • Jackson Clover, Grandchild
  • Aaliyah Clover, Grandchild
  • Julie Knight, Daughter
  • Andrew Knight, Son-in-law
  • Tessa Knight, Grandchild
  • Gloria Furhop, Sister
  • Paul Clover, Brother
  • Bill is also survived by eight nieces and nephews.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019

William H. "Bill" Clover

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Scott Binder

January 6, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Bill as I joined FCC Services. Bill led our Organizational Development team and spearheaded the purchase of one of our most successful programs, The Gettysburg Leadership Experience. He had a vision for the program and what it could become, even though not all, including me, could always see all that he saw.

Bill was someone who was an extremely hard worker but always had time for a visit with an employee at any level in the company. He took a sincere interest in everyone, even those that he did not work with every day. I once told Bill that beyond his business acumen, he would be the person I would select at the company to raise my kids if something happened to me. Thanks for all you gave to me, all of our team, and to our company Bill!

Kevin Rolens

December 29, 2018

Bill worked tirelessly leading The Amoco Management Learning Center during the mid 1990’s. He was passionate about his work and was “hands down “ one of the best thought leaders of his time.

May he Rest In Peace!

Robert Zawacki

December 28, 2018

Dear Clover Family: Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult times. Bill was an outstanding faculty member at AFA, a respected business consultant, and an exceptional part time faculty member at UCCS. Above all else, he was so proud of his family and often shared with me his family happenings. Not only was I on the Behavioral Science Faculty at AFA with Bill, I was also dean of the business college at UCCS and he assisted us in numerous ways by teaching a wide selection of courses, always in an excellent way. I then knew him (and recommended Bill) when he was the Director of the Education Facility for Standard Energy. A true family man and national business consultant. Bob and Jimmie Zawacki, 7521 Gillen Rd., CS, CO 80919

Marc Sokol

December 18, 2018

I worked with Bill for several years at Personnel Decisions International (PDI). He was the very model of a trusted advisor, to me as leader of a global business unit, to his colleagues across the world, and to his clients. He generously shared his deep experience, and always displayed warmth, humility and a desire to help all around him. Bill was wonderful to work with, and I was often the beneficiary of his guidance. I'm happy to say our friendship continued for many years, well past the time when we worked together.

I have one particular memory to share – as a firm that provided tailored leadership development simulations for clients, Bill one time had the opportunity to present our capabilities to a company in the hospital and healthcare industry. To illustrate how we ‘become one with the client’, during his presentation Bill gradually stepped into what I presume were a set of his son Todd’s scrubs, so by the time he had finished his presentation he looked like he was ready to operate! You have to imagine Bill smiling as the prospective client responded so well to his playful nature.

May our memories of Bill’s be an inspiration to all who knew him.

Shanlynn B

December 18, 2018

My sincere condolences to the entire Clover family. I worked for Bill at Amoco when he headed the management learning center there. He was always very passionate about the work we did, was a great advocate for executive learning, and he had a humorous side that made work enjoyable. I pray that your warm memories and the care of friends who love Bill and your family will comfort you in the days ahead.
Shanlynn Broaders