Gerald Brent Clark, died July 13, 1998 at his home in Provo, Utah after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer.
He was born March 29, 1928 in Provo to John Raymond and Marietta Ivie Clark, the fifth of eight children.He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. He attended Provo City schools. He married his sweetheart, Beth Johansen, in 1950. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo Temple on April 18, 1975.
He served in the U.S. Army in Germany 1950-1952. He retired as a union boilermaker in 1990 from local 182. He lived in the Provo 3rd Ward his entire life. He served on Stake High Councils in North Park Stake and Provo Central Stake. He enjoyed missionary work, fishing, woodworking, building and fixing things for people, and making a difference. In spite of his suffering these past months, he never complained.
He is survived by his sisters, Viola (Ray) Walters of Orem; and JoAnn George of Salt Lake City; children, Brenda and Larry Moore, Bountiful; Jerry and Bonnie Clark, Riverton; Toni and Evan Porter, Gilbert, AZ; Tami and Jack Farnsworth, Chandler,AZ; and Traci and Layne Parkinson, Lehi; 24 beautiful grandchildren and many nieces and nephews of whom he was very fond.
Special thanks to his home nurse Melanie Spackman, Dr. Ward, and the staff at the University of Utah Hospital Oncology Department.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 1998, at 11 a.m., at the Provo 3rd Ward, 700 West 400 North, Provo. Friends may call Friday, July 15, 1998 from 6-8 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center Street, Provo and Saturday, July 16, from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to service. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills.
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