Constance 'Connie' Clark

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Constance "Connie" Yvonne (Hill) Clark, 76, of Eagle, Idaho, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Connie was born to Harold and Yvonne Hill on July 11, 1937, in Caldwell, Idaho. She was the oldest of five children and was the oldest of 50 first cousins.

Connie spent most of her childhood living on a farm near Jump Creek Canyon in Marsing, Idaho. She graduated from Marsing High School in 1955.

Connie then attended Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, where she received her AA degree in 1957. After graduation, she spent a year in Seattle, Wash., working for Boeing. She then returned to Northwest Nazarene College where she was homecoming princess during her junior year and completed her BA degree in business in 1960. During college she also enjoyed being part of the tennis team.

Connie married John W. Clark on Sept. 5, 1959, at College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho. John and Connie had six children. They lived in Boise from 1960 to 1973. Then they moved to a farm north of Middleton where they raised cattle and grew crops including hay, corn, and beans.

In 1989, they moved to a farm south of Mountain Home where they lived until they retired in Eagle in 2007.

Connie did secretarial and accounting work for their many businesses including: Burger Chef, Gem State Pest Control, Clover Hollow Farms, and Crystal Springs Ranch.

Connie enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, and she loved attending church. She also enjoyed traveling to Scottsdale, Ariz., in the wintertime.

She is survived by: her mother, Yvonne Hill of Caldwell, Idaho; siblings Richard "Dick" Hill of Melba, Idaho, Fred Hill of Huston, Idaho, Shareen Pense of Kuna, Idaho, and Laree Maendl of Caldwell, Idaho; spouse John W. Clark of Eagle, Idaho; and her children, James (Margo) Clark of Arvada, Colo., Marilyn Clark of Mountain Home, Idaho, Scott Clark of Mountain Home, Idaho, Jay (Melanie) Clark of Mountain Home Home, Idaho, Camille (Jerry) Harris of Caldwell, Idaho, and Judy (Bryan) Appleby of Meridian, Idaho. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren.

Viewing will be on Friday, May 30, from 5-7 p.m. at Alsip Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. South, Nampa, Idaho. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Karcher Church of the Nazarene, 2515 W. Karcher Rd., Nampa, Idaho. Burial services will be immediately following the funeral at Middleton Cemetery, 23660 Cemetery Rd., Middleton, Idaho.