Gary Evan Clark

Gary Evan Clark

June 11, 1941 – April 29, 2022

Born at home in Alden, Iowa, to Maynard Eugene Clark and Estella Arline (Kuenkel) Clark on June 11, 1941, Gary Evan Clark graduated from Alden High School in 1959 and married his wife Frances (Hamilton) Clark in 1960.

He was active in Little League coaching and the Boy Scouts, and he joined as a volunteer fire fighter with the Alden Fire Department. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He started at Iowa Limestone Company in 1959 at the bottom and was superintendent for the last eight years of his career there. At one time there were four generations of Clarks that worked for ILC over several decades. They lived in Alden until 1988 when he moved his family to Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

He enjoyed golfing, bowling and years of camping, and after Gary’s retirement, they still continued camping and working as park hosts for campgrounds during the summer months in the Black Hills and parts of Wyoming. Older Alden people may remember him running the chain markers for home football games.

He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather and is survived by his wife Frances Clark, sons Jeff of Buckeye, Iowa, Jim and Lori (Alderson) of Green River, Wyoming, Jairred of Fort Collins, Colorado, daughter Angela (Carlos) Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, sister Bette DeBates, Boone, Iowa, brother Jim M. Clark, Casper, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Marilyn and her husband Jim Pennington.

Funeral arrangements are pending, and updates will be available via Facebook or through personal family.