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Donald H. Clark

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May 7, 1919 - December 29, 2012


Former Rogue Valley resident, Donald Hugh Clark, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday December 29, 2012 at his home in Corvallis.


Donald was born to All Bert and Lula Belle Clark in Meridian, Idaho. The family moved to Modesto, Calif. where Donald graduated Modesto High School.

While attending a typing class at Modesto Junior College, he met the love of his life, Grace Simidian. After his enlistment in the Army they were married in July 1941.

He worked as a photographer, carpenter, and furniture refinisher in the Rogue Valley, building his own home in Eagle Point. He moved to Corvallis in 2003 after the death of his wife. His lifelong passion has been artwork, oil, and watercolor painting in particular. Throughout his life he produced many beautiful paintings including some during his last year of life.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Clark (WW II); his sister June May; and his wife, Grace Clark.

He is survived by sons, Donald (Marilyn), Robert (Kathy), Harold (Cathy), ten grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory, Corvallis, Ore. At his request there will be no service. Inurnment will be at the Eagle Point National Veterans Cemetery. Donations may be made to Benton Hospice Service.

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