James R. Clark

James R. "Jim"

Passed away at his home in Wilbur, WA on May 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife Shirley at the home in Wilbur, WA. He has eight children, Janell and Steve Jones of Washougal, WA; Jody and Paul Jones of Davenport, WA; Jerome and Robin Clark of Nine Mile Falls, WA; Jean and Gale Gardner of Lind, WA; Jana and Brian Bodeau of Wilbur, WA; James and Sonya Clark II of Nine Mile Falls, WA; Joseph and Tina Clark of East Wenatchee, WA and Josh Clark of Odessa, WA along with 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Jim also has three brothers Robert Clark of Minot, ND; Jack and Barbara Clark of Medford, OR and Larry and Kathy Clark of Wilbur, WA and two sisters Dorothy and Duke Feldkircher of New Town Square, PA and Karen and Art Layton of Wilbur, WA and brother-in-law Dean Wheeler of Auburn, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Orpha Clark, great-granddaughter Mylah and brother Donald and two sisters Faye and Gloria and sister-in-law June Clark. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a former member of the Kenmare Diving Rescue and charter member of the first diving and rescue club in North Dakota. He was former Fire Chief in Crosby, ND and started the first volunteer rural Fire Department. He helped to develop the Community Swimming Pool Foundation in Wilbur, WA and was involved in many community projects including Emerson Park and others. Spending time with his family brought him the most joy. A Rosary Service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Pat MacMahon officiating. The family suggest memorials be made to the following in Jim's name: Wilbur Ambulance, the Wilbur Fire Department, Community Swimming Pool Foundation, c/o Roxanne Sherwood @ Wheatland Bank, Wilbur, WA, or to the NW Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance, Eastern Washington Office: PO Box 7638, Spokane, WA 99207. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the family.

Funeral Home

Strate Funeral Home
Main & Adler Streets Wilbur, WA 99185
(509) 647-5441

Published in Spokesman-Review from May 18 to May 19, 2011