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HOMER CLARK

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HOMER CLARK Obituary
Homer H. Clark, M.D. 1921 ~ 2010 Homer H. Clark passed away after a fulfilling, colorful life, Thursday, May 6, 2010. Born on November 23, 1921 to Herald R. Clark and Mabel Hone, the third of their six sons. His boyhood home was Provo where he showed early signs of creative ability and was taught to love classical music. Upon graduating from Brigham Young University, he joined the navy where he entered medical school and completed his residency. After 10 years on the east coast, he returned to Utah. He was on the pathology staff at L.D.S., St Joseph's (San Francisco), Utah Valley and Primary Children's Hospitals. He then started his own pathology laboratory. He loved painting and studied art wherever he lived. When he was 50, he was asked to be a rotating personal physician to Howard Hughes. While on location in Vancouver, he met a violin maker (luthier) who persuaded him to make string instruments. For the rest of his life he was devoted to pathology, painting pictures, and making violins, violas, and cellos. His artwork and instruments have won many local and national prizes and have been sold all over the world. A member of the L.D.S. Church, he served for many years as a home teacher. In 1953 he married Margaret L. (Peggy) Affleck in the Salt Lake Temple. He is survived by Peggy, their two children Allison C. Isom (Layne) Idaho Falls and Gordon A. Clark (Lisa); eight grandchildren; brothers Dr. Phillip H. Clark (Ruth), Welsford (Gus) H. Clark (Delaine) and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Dana and three brothers Richard H., Dr. Stephen H. and Rand H. Clark. The family wishes to thank Homer's wonderful neighbors and Legacy Home Care for its exceptional service. A viewing will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Cottonwood Mortuary (4670 S. Highland Drive), Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at noon, at the Parleys 6th Ward (2350 S. 2100 E.). Friends may call at the ward from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Interment: Holladay Memorial Park.

Published in Deseret News on May 9, 2010
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