George Raymond Clark, 63

| June 30, 2020 8:32 AM

George Raymond Clark died in his home on June 19, 2020, due to complications following colorectal cancer. He was 63 years young.

George was born on April 25, 1957 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to his parents, Austin and Betty Clark. He spent his youth in the mountains and valleys of northwest Montana and northern Idaho, marrying the woman who would be by his side forever, Candy Deon, in 1981. Together they raised two children, Sunshine (“Weasel”) and Luke (“Buckshot”), and welcomed two in-laws, Brandon and Jenelle. The family was made complete with four grandchildren (Twin bull calves, Abdur and Nursun, Meseret (“Mese Rat”) and Lily (“My Girl”).

George was a logger, miner and a land surveyor throughout his life. He was a true outdoorsman and you would find him waist deep in the creek (or dragging many others through one) during his spare time. He loved to share his knowledge of the outdoors and everything in-between. Everyone who knew him knew that if he didn’t have a word to describe it, he’d make one up.

He was a dedicated husband, devoted father, amazing grandfather and everyone’s favorite uncle. He would drop everything to help a neighbor or a friend. His chuckle could brighten a room. His jokes, tricks and antics are known throughout the valley.

He was a hunter, Harley rider, and a friend and father figure to many. He always had a hug for the ladies and was ready to bullshit with the men.

If you met George, you have a story to tell.

A celebration of life and potluck picnic will take place on July 11 at Yaak River Group Day Use Area. A memorial will begin at 3 p.m. with a potluck picnic at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.