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Obituary: Lealand L. Clark, MD

Lealand L. Clark, MD 7/13/31 ~ 9/14/05 Lealand Clark, 74, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 14, 2005, surrounded by family at CareSource Hospice in Holladay. He was born July 13, 1931 to Lealand A. and Elna C. Clark of Pleasant Grove and the Lann Ranch in Oakley, Idaho. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Hanlon Clark, Park City; daughter, Cathryn "Bitsy" Clark-Gates (John), Rockport, MA; son, David L. (Amanda) Clark, Salt Lake City; daughter, Jennifer Hanlon Clark MD, Seattle, WA. He is also survived by two sisters, Anna Reemsnyder and Kathryn E. Childers, Corpus Christi, Texas; and four grandchildren. Dr. Clark attended Wasatch Academy, Columbia University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York City. He completed his residency training in Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He was a man of great wit, compassion and wide-ranging interests. He was a Utah All-State Football Champ, playing right guard for Wasatch Academy. He won a full academic and football scholarship to Columbia University. However, he more ardently pursued crew, boxing, and the glee club as an undergraduate. He sang solos at Carnegie Hall and Towne Hall in New York City while in college. Dr. Clark practiced dermatology in Salt Lake City for 35 years, most of those years in the Moreau Building. He was always inventing skin treatments which helped hundreds of patients with painful skin conditions. He retired from practice in 1994. Aside from his career in medicine, he had many other interests. He maintained an astounding knowledge of anthropology, paleontology, physics, geology and archaeology. He and his wife enjoyed their retirement, including two years spent traveling around Europe in a camper. The final six years were spent in Park City. Throughout his life he enjoyed skiing and archaeological digs. He had an incredible sense of humor and told great tales, both true and tall. Dr. Clark was a devoted husband and a loving father. He was an indulgent grandfather to his four grandchildren, Henry, Eddie, Annabelle, and Lily. He was a man of many gifts and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We will miss you, GarGar. Graveside services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m. at the Park City Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Contributions may be made to Huntsman Cancer Institute or Park City Municipal Corp. Tree Planting Fund.