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James Henry "Jim" Clark Sr. Obituary
James Henry Clark, Sr., 84, died on June 8 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Akron after a battle with liver cancer. Jim (or Gus to his friends) was born on March 16, 1930 in Canandaigua, New York.
Jim traveled the world while in the Air Force and worked for many years as a member of the flight rescue/fire crew, assisting soldiers involved in airplane crashes. After 21 years of distinguished service, Jim worked at the Grand River Hospital in Grand Junction for 20 years as the Head of Maintenance. After retiring from the hospital, Jim and his wife, Joyce, traveled the United States in their RV. They enjoyed being campground hosts and found pleasure in meeting so many new people and "no one was a stranger."
Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Nadene Clark who passed on May 16, 2014. They are survived by daughter Joy Thompson and four grandchildren, Steve, Jayden, Lexi and Aesa of Grand Junction; son, James Clark Jr. of Akron; daughter Julie Thomas and son-in-law, Alan Thomas of Denver. Jim is survived by his sister Norene Kennelly and family of Fairport, New York. Joyce is survived by sister, Donna Nelson; two brothers, Dale and Kenneth Nelson and many cousins.
A service was held Wednesday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington County Nursing Home, 465 Main Street, Akron, CO 80720. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Washington County Nursing Home; Attn: Dani Thomson, so they can continue the terrific care they provide to residents.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on June 25, 2014
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