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Alice Gertrude (Hall) ClarkApril 12, 1924 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 93)
Alice Gertrude Hall Clark, age 93, died peacefully in her sleep on May 18, 2017, at her residence in Gilbert, Arizona.
Alice is survived by son Larry and wife Alpha Clark of Kemmerer, Wyoming; daughter Karen Clark Smith and husband Phil Smith of Everett, Washington, son Kim and wife Renda Clark of Gilbert, Arizona; and son Kevin and wife Cathy Clark of Keizer, Oregon; sisters Eleanor Sanders and Harriet Jones, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; and brother Robert C. Hall of Fillmore, Utah; along with 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by husband Delmar L. Clark and nine siblings.
Alice was born on April 12, 1924, in Pisgah, Iowa, to William M. Hall and Gertrude C. Hall. Alice came from a family of 13 children; she was ninth in the birth order. Alice graduated from Pisgah High School in 1942. Alice married her high school sweetheart on March 25, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. They were married for 59 years.
While Delmar was in the navy during WWII, Alice worked in Chicago at Douglas Aircraft as a “Rosie the Riveter.” Son Larry was born in Sanford, Florida, after Delmar returned from overseas deployment. Following the war, they returned to Pisgah briefly, but when they lost their house to fire in 1946, they moved to Orem, where three children were added to their family. Delmar passed away in July 2002; Alice sold their home in Orem in 2006.
Alice and Delmar were active members of the Church of Christ. They welcomed many members of this church who came as students to attend local universities, including Vinessa Kaye Trotter, who lived with Alice 2002-2006 and whom Alice referred to as her adopted daughter. Many of these students and families kept in touch and considered the Clark’s a second home throughout Delmar & Alice’s lives.
A funeral is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary located at 495 South State Street in Orem, Utah. The viewing is at 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Mortuary. Burial in the Orem City Cemetery will follow the service.
Donations can be made to Friendship Village Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, or Murray Park Church of Christ, 464 East 5300 South, Murray, Utah 84107.
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