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Sylvan William Clark, age 94, passed away peacefully, at his home in Hagerman, early Monday morning April 24, 2017. He was born to Raymond and Gladys Atkinson Clark on March 21, 1923, in Clarkston, Utah. Sylvan had one older brother and eight younger siblings. The family moved to Castleford where he attended school and worked on the family farm. He was working full-time, hauling hay, in Oregon when World War II began. He enlisted in the Army and faithfully served his country, landing at Normandy's Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Sylvan met the love of his life, Georgia Pugmire, while working in Hagerman for her brother, Marion. They were married in Reno, Nevada on July 29, 1946, and sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on January 23, 1958.
In 1958, Sylvan started working for Idaho Power at the Bliss Power Plant, beginning a 27 year career, spending all but three years in Hagerman. He was an avid bowler and bowled on various leagues with his wife, Georgia. They met and enjoyed the friendship of so many during those times.
You could often find Sylvan at Prince Memorial Gymnasium in Hagerman, operating the score clock. He volunteered for over 45 years and became somewhat of a permanent fixture in the gym. He also volunteered many hours of service helping his sons with their lawn mowing business. Many customers called him their favorite, and he was out mowing just two weeks ago.
Sylvan is survived by his children; Randy (Donna) Clark, Brent (Stacee) Clark, and Brenda (Dean) Barnard; five grandchildren Tonya, Andrea, Tyson, Erin and Whitney; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Glen (LaDawn) Clark, Nile Clark, Ruby (Farris) Clark and Dorene Clark and sisters-in-law Diane Clark and LouAnn (Val Young) Pugmire McKay.
Sylvan is proceeded in death by his wife, Georgia; siblings Clinton, Don (Barbara), Joe, Darwin Clark and Vaudis O'Brien. He is also proceeded in death; Venice and Cle Prince, Lillias and Jack Martin, Marion and Elaine Pugmire, Marie Pugmire, Bill McKay and Pat Clark.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Building in Hagerman. A viewing will be held on Friday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hagerman Fire/QRU, PO Box 336 Hagerman, Idaho 83332 or Hagerman Alumni, PO Box 539 Hagerman, Idaho 83332.
The family is deeply grateful and wishes to acknowledge Dr. Samantha Marshall, Lora Widman and the staff of Harrison's Hope Hospice for the exceptional care of our dad and grandpa.
"Thanks Dad, for your example of hard work and the wonderful and happy life you gave us."
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