Henry Wolters Clarke
Henry Wolters Clarke, age 87, passed away Sept. 5, 2013, at Logan Regional Hospital due to stroke.
Henry was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Park City, Utah, to Calvin Alexander and Wilhelmina Marie Wolters Clarke. About one year later, they moved to Grover, Wayne County, Utah, where he spent his childhood.
He graduated from Wayne High School in 1944 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army
. He fought in Germany and Japan. Upon returning, he went to college in Cedar City for two years. He was then called on an LDS mission to the Texas-Louisiana mission.
While on his mission, he began writing to a young lady friend of one of the members in Louisiana. Upon returning from his mission, he went to Oregon and met her. After a four-day courtship he proposed to Elanore Louise Jones and they were married in the Manti Temple, three months later, March 21, 1951. They have been deeply in love with each other for the last 62 years.
After a brief try at ranching in Wayne County, they moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., Elanore's hometown, where he worked in the lumber mills until 1959 when a lumbering accident nearly killed him. He then decided to go and finish his education. After two years, he graduated and became an elementary school teacher
, an occupation that he loved for the next 25 years.
After retirement, Henry and Elanore served an LDS mission in the same area as Henry's first mission, the Houston Texas East mission serving in Houston and Louisiana. Nearly one year later, while serving in Louisiana, he had a heart attack and had bypass surgery. They returned to Oregon and decided to move to Utah to be closer to family. They have lived in North Logan for the last 19 years.
He has been a very faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS and has served in numerous callings.
He has been a loving, supportive husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed. His humor, work ethic, positive attitude, sense of gratitude and faith will be his eternal legacy.
He is survived by his wife, Elanore, and children: Derrel (Eileen) Clarke of Logan; Cecelia (Bruce) Pearson of San Antonio, Texas; Oren (Julie) Clarke of Hilo, Hawaii; two brothers: Calvin (Gloria) Clark and Emmett (Veola) Clark, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bertha Clegg, and daughter, Denise.
Funeral services will be at 12 noon Sept. 9, at the LDS chapel at 2540 North 400 East in N. Logan, with a viewing prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the chapel. Interment will be at Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family online by visiting allenmortuaries.net
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