In Memory

Von Clark

Von Clark

Von Wallace Clark, age 67, of Rexburg, passed away, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Von was born April 2, 1948 in Rigby, to Wallace “Pat” Clark and Verla Browning Clark. He was raised in Annis and Idaho Falls, then moved to Rexburg in the 7th grade graduating from Madison High School. After attending Ricks College he served a mission to the Great Lakes from 1967 to 1969. He graduated from the Utah State Barber College in Salt Lake City, and worked as a barber in Rexburg until recently.
On July 11, 1969, he married Carla Dawn Smith, his 9th grade sweetheart in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Von purchased his grandfather Clark’s farm in Lyman where he raised cattle and kids. He worked for the State of Idaho as a potato inspector and a potato buyer for High Country Potato in Rexburg. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served as Bishop of the Lyman 1st Ward and was in the Stake Presidency when the Rexburg South Stake was created, and served as a temple worker in Idaho Falls and Rexburg. He also served on the Madison County Planning and Zoning.

Von’s boys and grandkids were his pride and joy, he enjoyed coaching and watching them in sports. He loved spending time at his cabin and in the outdoors riding 4-wheelers and trail riding with all who were willing. He also enjoyed taking car rides with his friends from high school.

He is survived by his wife Carla Clark of Rexburg, three sons: Shawn (Melissa) Clark of Rexburg, Ryan (Tracy) Clark of Rigby, Jamie (Tiffanie) Clark of Rexburg, a sister Jan (Brett) Siepert of Rexburg, a brother Archie (Nedra) Clark of Idaho Falls, and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an older sister Colleen Mortensen.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Lyman 1st Ward LDS Church, 1952 West 6000 South, Rexburg, Idaho. The family will visit with friends at the Lyman 1st Ward LDS Church Tuesday, evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Sutton Cemetery under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.

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02/14/16 06:18 PM #11    

Bonnie Grover (Hinckley)

From all these comments we can tell how loved and respected Von Clark was. At an early age I witnessed his determination to do what he felt he should do. I agree Von and Carla were always a great couple and nice to all. Sending prayers for you and your family, Carla.

02/14/16 10:08 PM #12    

Byron Webster

I feel like saying “ditto” since we all use the same words to describe Von: kind, smile, example, friend, patient, laughter, faithful, diligent, and endured well.  And we can’t talk about Von without using the same adjectives to describe Carla; they are a match set. They married their 9th grade sweethearts; 53 years as a couple.  Love them.  God Bless you Carla and family, Byron & JoAnne



02/15/16 09:02 AM #13    

Steve Bunnell

Sorry to hear about Von passing. I know that his time with us was well spent. I hope that Carla can get thru this and be OK. All of our Love to you and your family. Steve and Judy.

02/15/16 09:11 AM #14    

Carol Brown (Matthews)

Von and Carla, Mustard and Ketchup, peas and potatoes. Can't say one with out the other. Such sad news. So glad that we believe it isnt the end of the twosome. Von has been called out of town to share his smile, quiet fortitude and love with others. Carla will be able to join him when whe has completed her work. Virtual hugs and love from Tom and Carol.

02/15/16 12:56 PM #15    

David Stevens

Most honorable man i ever new. Always looked up to von for the way he lived his life and raised his family. Of course along with his angel Carla. Our deepest sympathy to Carla and her family.Dave @Nancy Stevens

02/15/16 08:07 PM #16    

Michael Widdison

So very sorry to hear of Von's passing. I always admired Von.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

02/16/16 01:46 PM #17    

Scott Dixon

I am always saddened by the departure of a friend and classmate and was especially sad to hear of Von's passing.  Our prayers and best wishes are with Carla and their family at this time of loss.  It is very comforting to know that death is not the end, but that we can be with loved ones again.  I have fond memories of Von and Carla from high school and my wife and I always enjoyed meeting them more recently.  Good, good people!

02/16/16 10:21 PM #18    

Bev Stewart (Cordova)

We have just returned from Von's viewing.  What a great tribute to Von to see so many people come to pay their respects to Carla and their beautiful family.  Carla is such a great example of grace and strength.  Seeing Von with Carla standing next to him brought back such wonderful memories of our school days.  We pray Carla you may enjoy a good life until you are again reunited.  Beverly & Tom Cordova  

02/17/16 10:33 AM #19    

Diana Grover (Fuller)


So sorry to hear about Von.  He was a great man.  I'm sure he's running, now that he is free of his earthly body. We'll miss him for sure.  Call if you need a helping hand or someone to talk to or to help you out.


02/23/16 09:49 AM #20    

Beverly Rigby (Boyle)

It is hard to think of Von without thinking of Carla as well.  They were always together and truly meant for each other.  I was saddened when Clyde Ricks called to tell me of Von's passing.  How it touched me to know and hear of his good life and of the many numerous caring family and friends he left behind. 

Carla, may you be strengthened by our Father in Heaven and always remember how very much you are admired and loved.    

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