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Orson W. Clark, 95, of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Lincoln Court Retirement Community in Idaho Falls of natural causes.

Orson was born April 13, 1918, in Ogden, Utah, to Amasa R. Clark and Hortense Wadman Clark. He graduated from Ogden High School.

After graduation, Orson served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. He obtained the rank of technician fifth grade with the 665th Field Artillery Battalion. He was discharged at Fort Douglas, Utah, in 1946. He lived in Ogden for the first 23 years of his life.

Orson married Faye Potter in 1941 in Phoenix. They had two children together, Janet and Roland. She passed away in 1983. Orson worked for Union Pacific Railroad for a short time, but most of his career was spent as an auto body and paint man.

He married Mildred A. "Jonesy" Thomas on Feb. 14, 1984, in Idaho Falls. He and Jonesy spent the past few years of their lives together at Lincoln Court Retirement Community. Jonesy passed away there April 21, 2012.

Orson was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and square dancing.

Orson is survived by his son, Orson Roland (Marva) Clark of Idaho Falls; five grandchildren, Curtis, Bryan, Susan, Shannon and FayeAnn; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, daughter, Janet Susan Clark, three brothers and two sisters.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Annis-Little Butte Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Idaho Honor Guard.

Condolences may be sent to the family online, at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on July 30, 2013
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