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Kenneth Albert Clark died peacefully at his Sequim home on Monday, March 25, 2013.
Ken was born on April 26, 1938, in San Bernardino, California, to John Albert Clark and Vera Anelia Butler Clark, and was the third of seven children.
The family had many interesting times and adventurous travels that took them to various parts of California and Utah before settling in Provo, Utah, in 1952.
Following high school, Ken joined the United States Coast Guard and was assigned to Port Angeles, where he served four years, with much of that time spent on the USCG cutter Winona.
He married Marilyn Nygren in 1959, a marriage that lasted 19 years, and together, they had two children, Joe and Scot.
Shortly after leaving the Coast Guard, Ken embarked on what was to become a lifelong career in land surveying and mapping. He acquired his professional land surveyor's license and in 1971 co-founded Petersen and Clark Land Surveying.
In 1977, Ken purchased full interest in the company, and it became known as Clark and Associates until selling to his employees seven years later.
In 1981, Ken married Brenda Hagerty (Roderick). They were married for 32 years and went on many journeys together throughout the world. Ken worked in the fields of land development and construction until 1991, when he started Clark Land Office and was actively involved in the business until his death.
His volunteer activities throughout the years were many and included chairman of the United Way of Clallam County, Rotary International chapter president, Chief Seattle Council of Boy Scouts of America, Olympic Peninsula Boys & Girls Clubs and president of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (North Olympic chapter).
Ken was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he had many friends. He also enjoyed being a part of SunLand Golf & Country Club.
Ken is survived by his spouse, Brenda of Sequim; sons Joe (Tami) Clark of Everett, Washington, and Scot (Sheryl) Clark of Port Angeles; stepdaughters Amy (Mark) Lingvall and Cindy Roderick of Port Angeles; grandchildren Ian Clark, Alysa (Derek) Strei, Shaina (Jason) Daniels, Sean Taylor and Seth Taylor; a great-grandson, Leif Strei; brothers Steve (Jeanette) Clark, Blaine (Catherine) Clark and Alan (Terry) Clark; and sister Gloria Ostler, all of Utah. He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by brother Earl Clark and sister Sharlene Prescott.
Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 815 West Washington Street in Sequim, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken can be made to the Olympic Peninsula Boys & Girls Clubs, 400 West Fir Street, P.O. Box 4167, Sequim, WA 98382; or the Rotary Foundation, c/o Sequim Rotary, P.O. Box 1267, Sequim, WA 98382.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Mar. 31, 2013