James Eldon Clark went home to be with the Lord July 28, 2014. Jim was born April 5, 1924. He grew up in Ringwood, Okla. and attended schools in both Ringwood and Wichita, Kan. He married Carmel Leta Albright on August 23, 1943 in Wichita. He had enlisted in the U.S, Marines and was deployed that same week to the Pacific theatre of war for two years, mostly in the Marshall Islands. Remaining a Marine at heart for his lifetime, he proudly wore his Marine Corps cover everywhere. After World War II, he returned to make a home with Carmel in Wichita. Going to work for the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1948, he continued with them for the next 35 Years, working in supervision and traveling extensively both in the U.S. and abroad. Jim and the family lived in several different states around the country and were finally transferred to work at the new Boeing facility in Everett in 1968. They lived in Monroe, Lake Stevens, and since 2003 in Marysville. Jim is survived by his cherished wife of 70 years, Carmel Clark; sister, Francis Wiggins; his children, Carol and Bob Weslander, Jerry and Katherine Clark, and Marsha Clark. He has three grandchildren, Dane Schwetz, Adrienne Neupauer and Kim Tripple; six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Kira, Tia, Jacob, Justin and Lucas; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of life and burial will be held at the Clark family cemetery in Ringwood, Okla.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Aug. 3, 2014