April 5, 1933 – April 20, 2022 (age 89)
In the early morning hours, of April 20, 2022, Ronald Clark slipped peacefully away from this mortal life into the spirit world. He had been surrounded in recent days by many family members, neighbors, and close friends.
Ronald was born April 5 1933 in Cannonville, Ut. The oldest son of Wilford Kay and Laura Smith Clark, his 3 younger siblings are Ethel LaKay, Mary Carol, and Sheron Rand “Randy”. Throughout his childhood, his family lived in Cannonville, and Kanab Utah. During high school, he worked as an extra in the Western movies being filmed in those areas.
He joined the US Navy and served during the Korean War. He proudly served aboard the USS Bryce Canyon. After all, Bryce Valley was his home. After his honorable discharge, he worked at the power plant at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City Ut, where he met a student nurse, Patsy Andersen whom he married in the Idaho Falls temple. In March 2022 the two celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Ron and Patsy lived in Salt Lake, Provo, and Henrieville Ut. Before settling in Pocatello Idaho in 1959. Together Ron and Patsy are the parents of 4 children Durk Kay Clark, Edrie Linn (Paul) Cleaver Inkom Id, Lauralee (James) Knowles Provo Ut, Rhonda Rae (Jay) Taylor Shelley Id. Due to the commercial development in Pocatello, Ron and Patsy moved to Inkom, Id in 2005.
Ron worked for FMC for 36 years Retiring in 1996. Retirement gave him more time to spend with his 10 Grandchildren. Candice, James, Thomas, Heather, Michael, Rochelle, Briana, Tyler, Joshua, and Melissa. All of the grandchildren loved when he would flood-irrigate the yard so they could play in the water and mud.
As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he served in various positions in the church, including in the Young Men’s program, as a Home Teacher, the Coordinator of church service at the VA Nursing Home, the High Priest Group, and serving in the cafeteria and as an ordinance worker at the Idaho Falls Temple.
Ron will be missed by those who remain behind in this mortal Life, including his Wife: Pasty, his Children: Edrie Linn (Paul) Cleaver Inkom Id, Lauralee (James) Knowles Provo Ut, Rhonda (Jay) Tayor Shelley Id. His Grandchildren: Candice Cleaver, James (Allison) Cleaver, Heather (Emmett) Johnson, Thomas (Samantha) Cleaver, Michael (Alyssa) Heiner, Rochelle Heiner, Briana Taylor, Tyler Taylor, Joshua Knowles, and Melissa Knowles. His Sisters: LaKay Quilter, and Mary Izatt, and his Great-grandchildren Gabe Cleaver, Benjamin Cleaver, Patrick Johnson Spencer Johnson, JJ Pearson, Carson Pearson, RyLynn Kerner, Easton Heiner, Eliot Hicks, and Ezra Heiner with #11 expected in November.
In the Spirit world, he will reunite with His Parents: Wiford Kay Cark, and Laura Smith Clark. Brother: Randy Clark, Son: Durk Clark, Son-in-law: Jay Taylor, numerous Brother’s-in-law, and other friends and family members.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Inkom Skyline Ward Chapel, 150 Snow Peak Blvd in Inkom.
Friends may visit with the family at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Burial will take place in the Arbon Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. where military rite is will be accorded.
Patsy, along with her daughters would like to thank All who helped with, and provided Medical care, for Ron: EnHabit Homehealth, Portneuf Cancer Center, extended Family, as well as the Church and Community “Family” that gave of their time, support and provided transportation to appointments and events.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Horsley Funeral Homes.