In Memory

Jack Clark

Jack Allen Clark, 64, of Independence, Idaho, passed away Jan. 31, 2013, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.  Jack was born Feb. 13, 1948, in Rexburg, Idaho, a son of John Allen Clark and Eva Erica Eschler Clark.  Jack was raised in Independence, Idaho, and attended school at Madison Junior High and graduated from Sugar-Salem High School.  He continued his education at Ricks College.  Jack married Pam Shannon in 1978, they had one son.  They were later divorced.  He was with Jodi Sallee and they had one daughter.  He married M. Anita Koon on Oct. 4, 1988, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Jack worked for Boeing in Seattle, Washington and as a car salesman in Sunnyvale, California.  Jack moved to Boise where he worked construction and then he moved to Pocatello and continued working in construction.  He moved back to Independence and started farming. He painted houses in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for Don Chapple.  Jack loved fishing, hunting and all sports in general.  The two most important things in his life were his family and his friends.  Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Eva Clark; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Robinette Koon; and daughter, Robin Rydalch.  Jack is survived by his loving wife, Anita Koon of Independence, Idaho; sister, Jill (Karl) Kunich of Hollister, California; daughters, Sara Sallee (Mario Salvarajan) of Toronto Ontario, Canada; Kristi (Daniel) Schwab of Afton, Wyoming; sons, Jesse Clark of Boise, and Lance (Pia) Rydalch of Rexburg, Idaho; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Funeral services were  held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.