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Obituary: Dr. Carl D. Clark

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1/28/1918 ~ 5/30/2003

A good and generous man passed away May 30, 2003, at age 85.

Carl Donald Clark was born Jan 28, 1918 in Coalville, UT to Ivy Rebecca Crowther and Wilford Bridge Clark. He graduated from North Summit High School were he was "All State" in basketball, football, and track. Carl attended BYU and set a Rocky Mountain Conference record in pole vault, using a bamboo pole, which stood for 14 years. Upon graduation in 1940, Carl moved to Heber City, UT to teach English at Wasatch High School. There he met Hope Lindsay Murdock; they were married May 8, 1941.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps and served Feb 1942-Nov 1945. He was a B-17 pilot instructor at Lockbourne Army Air Base, Columbus, OH and be-came commander of a B-29 just before the end of World War II. Taking advantage of the GI Bill, Carl attended Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, IL. He practiced dentistry in Magna, UT for 42 years.

Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gerald, Wayne; and sister, Madeline. Carl is survived by Hope, his wife of 62 years; six sons, Calvin (Kaeevanrash), Jed (Candace), Benton, Jon (Maureen), Dan, Joel (Beverly); granddaughter, Mia (Mark), whom they reared; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, William O. Clark; sister, Martha Critchlow.

Services will be Wed. June 4, 2003, 12 noon LDS church, 8181 W. Breeze Dr. (3320 S), Magna, UT. Viewing, Peel Funeral Home, Magna, 8525 W. 2700 S. Tues. June 3, 6-8 p.m. and at the church Wed. prior to the service 10-11:45 a.m. Carl's body will be interred at Valley View Memorial Park with full military honors. Funeral director, Cannon Mortuary. Carl will be pleased if you perform random acts of kindness in his memory.