Harold M. Clark

In the early morning of September 7, 2016. Harold went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Harold was on hospice for the last several months. He was able to achieve his wish and passed away at home. Harold was born February 22, 1937 to Stanley and Eleanor Clark of Dayton Ohio. He was the only child but close to several cousins, one cousin he was especially close with growing up died two weeks after Harold. He was also close with his maternal grandparents Homer and Ella Schmidt who owned and operated an insulator manufacturing company. He spent many summers with them fishing and learning his entrepreneurship from them. His father was a machinist at Delco until his retirement and his mother worked for McCalls. Harold graduated from Farmersville high school in 1955. He loved reminiscing about his past and his basketball days. Harold joined the Navy right out of high school. He was stationed in Maryland and saw much of the world in his enlistment. He was on the USS Champlain. He married his high school sweetheart Rosalie Phillips in 1956. They had two children, Randy (Ellen) Clark, Darlene (Steve) Martin; four grandchildren; Chase (Kim) Martin, Ashleigh (Aaron) McCarthy, Casey and Connor Clark; two great grandchildren, Landry McCarthy 2 ½; Emmalyn McCarthy 9 mos. Harold loved his grandchildren very much. His first grandson Chase he was especially proud with his enlistment in the USMC after 911, and loved talking to Chase about his tour in Iraq as a explosive dog handler. He shared the love of horses with his granddaughter Ashleigh. He was excited to hear of his grandson Casey's adventures in Alaska and New Zealand as a guide. He loved sharing his love of hunting and outdoors with all the grandchildren and was there for all their first kills. In later years he spent many hunting seasons with the youngest grandchild Connor. Harold was an entrepreneur all of his life and had many successful businesses. His passion was always guns, trapshooting, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors which led him to Colorado in 1967 and then to Gunnison in 1971 with his wife Rosalie, who always supported his wandering spirit. Harold and Rosalie traveled to Arizona for several winters before his health declined. In his later years he enjoyed walks with his dog, working in his shop, bible study group, senior citizens, going to WSC games, volunteering at the museum and of course the coffee shop. Harold loved the Lord and always said he was blessed with a full life. Psalm 73:26: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

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