Robert C. (Clark) Overstreet, descendent of some of the first pioneers of the Gallatin Valley, passed away at his Bozeman home on Dec. 11, 2013, surrounded by his family.
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Clark was born to Robert Overstreet and Aline Frazier on Jan. 15, 1935. He worked in the Gallatin, Madison and Park counties as a rancher, a fire lookout for the United States Forest Service, and as a logger. Clark was also a Gallatin Gateway volunteer fire fighter, Montana State University farm ranch hand, and a veterinary assistant. As a cowboy, he was never very far from critters.
Military service was with the United States Army Security Agency 1957-1959; he could not wait to return to the mountains and streams of Montana.
Clark was a student of American Indian history. He enjoyed brain-tanning and stitching hides, hand building knives, muzzle-loading rifles, fishing, and archery. He was a passionate gardener, always trying something new. He was the garden "guru" of the Langohr community gardens.
Clark is survived by his wife, Charlene; four children, Justin (El Paso, Texas), Travis (Belgrade), Chase (Bozeman), and Valoree (Bozeman); half siblings, Kathy Sobrepena (Bozeman), John Overstreet (Ennis), and Bobbie Bahny (Helena); and many former foster children.
Clark was an avid reader and would always share his knowledge. He will forever be remembered in our hearts.
Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Salesville Cemetery in Gallatin Gateway.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 15, 2013