Donald Allen Clark

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  • "We are so sorry to hear about Don's passing. We know he was..."
  • "Jane, I was so saddened to hear the news. I remember fun..."
    - Kathy (Drew) Hitchcock
  • "Don Clark was and still is the finest man I have ever..."
    - Vicki McCarry
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    - Vince Scott
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May 24, 1944~March 7, 2011

Donald Allen Clark, 66, died March 7, 2011, at home in Brush Prairie, WA. He was born May 24, 1944, in Beach, ND.
Don grew up in Vancouver, graduating from Battle Ground High in 1962. He also graduated from Clark College, the University of Colorado, and the Air Force Institute of Technology (Masters).
He spent 20 years in the Air Force retiring as a major, then settled in Brush Prairie in 1984 with his wife, Jane (married in 1964) and children, Bradley and Donnelle.
He worked for 16 years at the Vancouver Housing Authority, and was Executive Director at the Housing Authority of Yamhill County for 5 years where he retired in 2006.
Don was very active in his church in the music ministry and as an elder. His favorite activity in recent years was spending time with his three grandchildren and traveling with his wife.
Don was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma) in June 2009 and bravely battled the disease for 21 months.
Preceded in death by his father, Warren Clark in 1994; mother, Hazel (Lawhead) Clark in 1997; and sister, Joanne Wells in 2000.
Survived by his wife, Jane E. Larson Clark of Brush Prairie; son, Bradley (Shelley) Hawkins-Clark, Emmett, Idaho; daughter, Donnelle (Bryan) Rodriguez, Brush Prairie; brother-in-law, Frank Wells, Vancouver; sister, Arlys (Eddie) Barnes, Vancouver; sister, Dorothy (Bob) Miller, Bass Lake, CA; brother, Rex (Karen) Clark, Vancouver; grandchildren, Jarred, Connor and Amanda Rodriguez, Brush Prairie; brothers-in-law, Bud (Janet) Larson, Ron (Deanna) Larson; sister-in-law, Nancy (Steve) Stout; 21 nephews and nieces.
Viewing 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 11, Layne's Funeral Home, 16 NE Clark Ave., Battle Ground; family graveside service Evergreen Memorial Gardens; memorial service 1 p.m., Saturday, March 12, Battle Ground Baptist Church, 1110 NW 6th Avenue.
Memorial gifts: or Battle Ground Baptist Church.

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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 10, 2011
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