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James David "Jim" Clark

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JAMES "JIM" DAVID CLARK
April 3, 1945 ~ December 20, 2012
Jim lived his entire life in the Vancouver, WA area.
In his 67 years, Jim wore many hats: husband, father,
grampa, son, brother, friend… the list goes on.

Jim and his wife Lorna celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this November. The two of them were inseparable for every single one of the 52 years they spent together. In recent years, Jim reconnected with several old friends, and in the process made many new ones. Many of those new and rekindled friendships were forged while brick fishing from the banks of the Columbia River. Jim was a proud father and a loving, involved dad coaching both his son David and daughter Dawn's soccer teams throughout each of their childhoods. When he became a grandfather, Jim gave even more of himself, first to Vanessa and finally to Julian; coaching, babysitting, volunteering and teaching the fine art of fishing… Jim gave generously of his time for well over 30 years as a youth soccer coach, referee and a member of many youth sports boards. In his professional life, Jim worked for the Portland School District as a Senior Systems Analyst, providing for his family for over 30 years. Jim was loved by many but will be missed by even more. There will be a memorial service held to honor Jim and all the lives he touched at 12:30pm on Friday, December 28th at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, all are welcome. Flowers are of course appreciated, however, if any would prefer to make a charitable donation in Jim's name we ask that you consider the Ben & Catherine Ivy Brain Cancer Research Center at Swedish Medical Center and Hospital.
Please sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Dec. 25, 2012
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