Benjamin Lynn Clark, 44, of St. Anthony Idaho, passed away at his home on May 24, 2021, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
Ben was born April 19, 1977, to Brent and Patricia Clark in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was their second child and only son, joining his older, and favorite, sister Tera.
Brent and Patricia divorced when Ben was 3, and Ben grew up with his mother and sister in Shelley ID, Fluorescent MO, and St. Anthony, ID. Ben cherished both his mother and sister and was a devoted and caring son and brother.
Ben attended grade school in Shelley, Fluorescent, and St. Anthony, Jr. High in St. Anthony, and he graduated from South Fremont High School in St. Anthony. He served an LDS mission in the Washington D.C. South Mission from 1996-1998.
On March 24, 2000, he married Stephanie Hathaway in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Ben and Stephanie are the parents of 6 children: William (Shaylin), Elizabeth, Ella, Elaina, Elila, and Westley, all of St. Anthony.
Ben attended college in Washington and Idaho, graduating from Idaho State University with a bachelors degree in Accounting in 2008. Ben and Stephanie made homes in Issaquah, WA; Idaho Falls, ID; Pocatello, ID; Eagle River, AK; and St. Anthony, ID.
Ben was a devoted father, and he cares deeply for his children. They were the joy and light of his life. He loved talking with them and spending time with them. He spent the majority of his effort and time in taking care of them and always wanted to be near them. He passed his witty sense of humor and matter-of-fact way of thinking on to them.
Ben is preceded in death by his grandparents Delbert and Mildred Clark; and Robert and Eleanor Brownell; and by his father Brent. He is survived by his wife and children; his mother Patricia of St. Anthony, ID; and his sister Tera (Christian) Sheppard of Leander, TX.
Funeral services for Ben will be held at the St. Anthony, ID LDS Stake Center at 247 E 4th N on Friday, May 28th at 11 am. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 27th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 28th from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., at the Stake Center.
Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery under the direction of Bert Flamm Mortuary. A live stream link will be provided and condolences may be sent to the family online at www.flammfh.com.
Published by Rexburg Standard Journal from May 24 to Jun. 22, 2021.