Longtime Stratton, resident, Harry Eugene Clark passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at his home in Stratton. He was 90 years old.|
Gene was born on Dec. 24, 1922 to Harry Kerr and Louise (Gray) Clark in Denver. He was one of six children born to this union.
Gene attended school in Kirk and graduated in 1941 from Kirk High School. Gene then went on to attend school at Colorado Aggies, which is now Colorado State University, for 3 1/2 years. Gene's college days were interrupted by his service to the U.S. Navy.
After Gene's father passed away, Gene left school and came to work for the bank in Kirk.
He later met and married Ruth Joyce Beck on Sept. 14, 1952 in Idalia. This union brought two children Paul and Ken into Gene's life, and to this union two children were born; Candice and Bonnie. In 1955, Gene and Joyce moved to Stratton, where he started working at the bank in Stratton.
He was a member of the American Legion, Mason's, Shriner's, Elk's, Lions and Rotary Clubs. He also liked to golf. He was a member of the Church of God in Stratton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Dorothy, his wife, Joyce, four brothers and one sister.
Left to cherish his memories are his children; Paul Clark and wife Heather of Fairfax, Va., Ken Clark and wife Nancy of Sterling, Candice Spicer of Lakewood, Bonnie Mattix and husband Jim of Riverton, Kan., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made in Gene's name to the Stratton Ambulance Service and may be left at or sent to the Colorado East Bank and Trust, 141 Colorado Ave., P.O. Box 286, Stratton, CO 80836.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Church of God with Pastor Michael Mattocks officiating. Private family burial was held in the Claremont Cemetery, Stratton. There was no visitation held.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence for the family and to sign their online register book.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Burlington.
Published in The Burlington Record on Feb. 21, 2013