James Clark

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Clark, James (Jim) R.

Jim Clark, age 96, passed away of natural causes Sunday, December 4, 2016 with his loving daughters and a son-in-law at his side. He joins his beloved wife of 75 years, June, who went to the Lord on May 12, 2016.

Jim was born April 25, 1920 to Edith and Earnest Clark at a homestead in Custer County, South Dakota. He moved to Denver and then to Albuquerque as a 10th grader. After high school and marriage, he was drafted to serve in WWII with the Navy. Upon his return he worked in Albuquerque for the telephone company till he retired 35 years later.

Jim and June spent their retirement years happily traveling in their trailer all over the United States visiting family, friends, National Parks, monuments, historic sites, beaches, deserts and mountains.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Emma and brother, Marvin.

He is survived by his brothers, Clyde and Alvin Miller, their wives and children; his daughters, Susan Nielsen and husband, Mike of Albuquerque; Beth Altherr and husband, Heath of Albuquerque; Jill Clark of Albuquerque and son, Jeff of Tijeras, NM; grandsons, Justin Nielsen and daughter, Elle McCan of Portland, OR, Matthew Wagoner, wife, Ann and daughter, Christine of Albuquerque, Jeffrey Scott Clark of Ribera, NM, Colt Barnes of Albuquerque, Bryce Barnes, wife and son Miles of Pagosa Springs, CO; granddaughter, Robyn Saia and husband Matt of San Diego, CA, Amy Espinosa and husband, Doug and their children, Tazmin, Xaeden, Kalesi and baby due June 25, 2017 of Westminister, CO, Holly Gallegos and husband, Louis and their children, Marceliana, Savannah and Charlotte of Ribera, NM and many dear nieces and nephews.

Jim has been cremated and his life will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 1pm at The First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St NE, 87102 where he and his wife, June were members for 60 years. You are greatly missed and loved Jim Clark.

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First Presbyterian Church
215 Locust St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 29, 2017
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