Marian Clark

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Marian B. Hunter Clark ­ April 2, 1920 - June 26, 2010.

Our beloved mother, teacher, and friend left us on June 26, 2010. Mother was born on April 2, 1920, in Oakley, Idaho, the only child of Lewis Franklin Hunter, of Oakley, Idaho, and Sarah Isabelle Berrett Hunter, of Menan, Idaho.

Mother spent a good portion of her childhood in Menan, her mother's home town, after her mother passed away when mom was only eight years old. She was then loved and cared for by her father and her mother's many loving relatives.

Mom returned to Oakley with her father when she was a teenager, and graduated from high school at Oakley High School with her future husband, and our father, Franklin K. Clark. Her father, Frank, passed away when she mwas 16 years old, and she continued to live with her kind and nurturing grandparents, Lewis and Elsie Hunter at Oakley Meadows.

After high school, mom attended Albion Normal School in Albion, Idaho, for two years. She loved Albion and spoke often and fondly of her time there.

Mom and dad were married on Oct. 17, 1940, at the Lann Ranch in Oakley, and would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in October of this year.

Mother was a voracious reader, and a wonderful teacher. She never stopped learning.

During the early years of their marriage, dad and mom worked together at the radio station which Dad managed, KBOI, later KBAR, in Burley, Idaho. Mother wrote commercials and actually did some very clever on-the-air work herself.

Years later, they bought a radio station in Jerome, Idaho, and continued to work there together for several years. During that time, mom ran her own yarn shop, taught her friends and customers how to do beautiful needlework, and began to cultivate her love of painting.

In 1969, mom and dad moved to Glenns Ferry and began their careers together in the insurance business.

Motheršs passion for painting continued to flourish, muchto the delight of her friends and family, who are the proud owners of some of her amazing artwork.

Mother was brilliant, witty, and a wonderful friend. We will all miss her every day.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin K. Clark, two daughters, Kathleen Pack of Glenns Ferry and Shannon McBride of St. George, Utah, and two sons, Franklin Kelly Clark and Reilly Saul Clark, both of Boise, Idaho.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Glenns Ferry Cemetery in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, it was Motheršs wish that donations in her name be made to the Oakley Valley Arts Council (OVAC).