Clyde LaMar Clark, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed a way at home, due to a brain tumor, on June 22, 1998.
He was born July 3, 1930 in Provo, Utah, to J. Ray and Urna Barbara Carroll Clark. The family moved to Springville when LaMar was one. He spent the rest of his life in Springville.LaMar graduated from Springville High School and was active in sports. As the president of his senior class he incorporated the use of cap and gowns for graduation in 1948. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol Jeanne Loveridge in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 9, 1949.
After working in several grocery stores, LaMar started working for Geneva Steel in 1948. He worked in the open hearth of Geneva for 39 years, until the plant was closed. He then started working for the LDS Church where he worked for ten years until retiring March of 1998.
Active in the LDS Church, LaMar worked in MIA, Sunday School, as well as serving as assistant financial clerk for many years. He was a High Priest at the time of his death. In addition, he served in many civic capacities, especially as president of Little League Baseball. He worked hard to organize a minor league so all boys could play baseball.
He was well known for his integrity, witty sense of humor, gentleness, and sweet smile for everyone, love of sports and devotion to the "Y" as a member of the Cougar Club.
LaMar loved his eternal companion and wonderful children: John (Cheryl) Clark, of Sandy, UT; Richard (deceased) Clark; Russell (Diana) Clark, of Yardley, PA; Kathleen (Rick) Muir, of San Diego, CA; Stuart (Teresa), of Idaho Falls, ID; Kelly (Wendy) Clark, of Springville, UT; and Michael Clark, of Merced, CA. He is also survived by 18 marvelous grandchildren, whom he was very proud of; one brother: Ray H. (Dorothy) Clark, of Orem, UT; and a special cousin: Carol (Jack) Windly.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 11 a.m., in the Springville South 1st Ward Chapel, 900 E. 200 N., Bishop Robert Marshall will be conducting. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville, or Saturday, 9:30 to 10:45 before the services at the church. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
The family would like to send a special thanks to friends, neighbors, relatives, and ward members, especially the wonderful Hospice team: Chris, Becky, Greg, Jason, Kelly, Bartly, Sandra, and Lee.
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