George Clyde Clark, 78, passed away peacefully March 4, 2001.
He was born in Provo, Utah on August 20, 1922, the son of Clyde M. and Ella Downs Clark. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. He entered the Navy's V-6 program during World War II. He attended BYU, Notre Dame and then the University of New Mexico, graduating with a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. He later received an MBA from the University of Southern California. George was employed by North American Aviation and took part in the Apollo and Lunar Landing programs.
George and his family moved back to Provo in 1971 and worked for the BYU Continuing Education Department. He later worked at Valtek in Springville as quality assurance manager in the nuclear division, retiring in 1984.
He was an avid BYU fan and a member of the Cougar Club. George compiled a book about Dale Rex, a World War II hero and his former roommate at BYU. The book also contained stories of the Dale Rex Award recipients given each year by BYU.
An active member of the LDS Church, he served in many positions including bishoprics, stake clerk and high council he loved to serve people in any way he could.
George is survived by his wife, Marietta Elrey, whom he married in 1949 in the Manti Temple. He is also survived by his children David (Susan) Clark; Georganne (Mark) Cuthbert; Robin (Greg) Molis; Roy (Pamela) Clark and Heidi (Lance) Bingham; 28 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Jody Clark Young.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 12 noon at the Mueller Park Ward, 1320 East 1975 South in Bountiful. A viewing will be held 11 a.m. to noon prior to services where friends and family may call. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Estates, 1640 East Lakeview Dr. in Bountiful. Arrangements by SereniCare, Funeral Directors.