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. Additional information can be found at www.larkinmortuary.com
Life Story Info
Cal was my best friend and his passing creates a real void in my life. We had so much in common, from being "raised in the Avenues" to our participation in and love of sports. Cal taught me the intricacies of football and I taught him inside baseball and for several winters we played basketball together in the recreational leagues. We shared many happy hours over many years conversing at lunch time. Cal helped me find and set up my first office as a sole practitioner of law and he was a great help in getting me started. Cal was an exceptionally able lawyer, but much more than that. I shared my life experiences with Cal and he never violated my confidence. I leaned on Cal for his support a number of times in my life and he was always there. I was very fortunate to have Cal as such a dear friend. That was one of the great blessings of my life but it is difficult to find words that adequately express the loss I feel. He found great happiness with Hilda over nearly 40 years. They were such a perfect match. She was a wonderful wife, companion and counselor to him. The years they spent together working on a marvelous humanitarian effort in Central and South America were some of the most enjoyable of his life. I extend my love and sympathy to Hilda, Linda and Chris. I didn't know Hilda's two sons but I do know that Cal loved them as his own. I knew and loved Cal's family. Judge Clark was his law partner and a valued friend of mine and I respected the pride Cal took in being his son. I knew Kathy and of Cal's love for her and pride in her accomplishments. Linda has always been very close to Cal and the love they shared as father and daughter was a joy to see. I knew and loved Ed as if he had been my own. I coached him in Little League. I followed his years at Highland where he had a legion of friends, including my son Brad. Brad and Ed felt as though they were cousins. I admired greatly the excellent work he did in construction. Cal spoke so lovingly of Chris and his pride in her. The reunion of Cal with his mother and father, Kathy and Ed and Bunny, Dave and Fern has been a joyful one and will continue through eternity. There isn't time or space enough to tell of my love for Cal as such a wonderful friend. My mind is filled with great memories of the times we had throughout the last 67 years. We have lost our present association with one of the finest and most honorable men God ever created, but memories of Cal will be in our hearts forever.
With and love and sympathy for his family, sincerely