Calvin Edward Clark, age 92 passed away peacefully in Holladay, Utah, surrounded by family. He was born September 17, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Clara Caroline Gleave and Rulon W Clark. Calvin married Karen Irene Petersen on December 28, 1956 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had four children, Kathleen, Linda Marie, Edward Alan and Cristine. They were later divorced. On June 12, 1985, Cal married his wife of almost 37 years, Hilda Rae McDaniel who added two sons to his family, Kevin and Sean.
Cal grew up on “the Avenues” and worked on the family farms in Farmington and Annabella. He excelled in many sports and was a student body president at East High School. After graduation he accepted a dual scholarship to the University of Southern California in track and football. He later returned to the University of Utah where he was an active member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, and graduated from the U of U with a BA in Spanish History and Literature, and received a Doctorate of Law.
Calvin served a LDS mission in Argentina, with his brother David being his first companion. While in South America, Elder Clark had the opportunity to compete in the first Pan-American Games/Juegos Panamericanos in 1951. He studied LDS scriptures and the Spanish language intensely, and made friendships in Argentina that have lasted a lifetime.
Calvin served in the Army in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, and the National Guard. He loved fishing and purchased Moon Lake Resort which he owned for decades. He was successful in practicing law, and developed housing and commercial projects, many of which still stand today. But nothing in his professional life has given him more joy than working with family and friends to develop humanitarian trade schools in Central and South America which have provided education and opportunity to numerous individuals and families.
Calvin was preceded in death by his son Edward Alan Clark, and his daughter Kathleen Clark, his parents and siblings, Rulon Herbert Clark, Fern Clark Fox, and David Gleave Clark. He is survived by his wife Hilda, his daughters Linda Clark Gillmor (Jamie) and Cristine Sorensen (Greg) and sons Kevin Dean Ashe and Sean Mac Ashe, as well as 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many treasured nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the LDS Stakehouse (135 A St. SLC, UT 84103). A viewing will be held at 11:00AM, with services at 12:30PM. Interment will be in the Farmington City Cemetery.
Cal was a cousin of mine. His parents were very special to me and my siblings. I am fortunate to have known him and his sister Fern. Best wishes to his family. This is a difficult time, my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Louise Gleave Earl