Guy Charles Clark, a man of remarkable strength, quick wit, and enduring patience, cast his final line into the waters of life.
Born on April 19, 1950, in Seattle, Guy's journey concluded peacefully on January 6, 2024, at home in Port Angeles, where he was encircled by his loving family and friends. Guy's legacy lives on through his three children: Adam Clark (Danielle), Kimmie Clark (Ruben), and Joey Clark (Devin).
He served as a father figure to many of their friends, whose progress and success he cherished as deeply as that of his own children. His three adored grandchildren – Michael Clark, Audrey Mendoza (Isac), and Lilia Lorenz – much to his joy inherited his sense of humor and sarcasm.
Guy is also survived by his siblings Susan, Patrick, his surprise sister, Jean, and numerous other beloved family members.
Growing up in Seattle, Guy graduated from O'Dea High School. Guy made the most of life, despite a lifelong battle with lupus. He imparted lessons in hunting, fishing, cooking, baking, love of nature, and how to being a good person.
He taught us the significance of both caring for others and allowing oneself to be cared for. We want to give special thanks to Dr. Richard Jimenez, who we believe made it possible for us to have Guy with us for as long as we did.
Guy showed us how to endure adversity with grace, to never let challenges overshadow the joy of the larger picture, and – perhaps most importantly – that laughter is the ultimate path through it all.
In the end, Guy’s at-home care team, which included Kimmie, Ruben, Home Health nurses Bronwynn and Perrine and Hospice nurse Becca, made his last years peaceful, dignified and let him indulge in all the witty banter he could muster. We are forever grateful for everyone who brightened his days as much as we are grateful that he brightened ours.
In honor of his life, drop a line in your nearest body of water, tell a joke to a stranger and make a meal you've never made before. He was a beloved family man, a loyal friend, and a pillar of strength and humor; he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Services to be held on February 16, 2024 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Parish in Lynnwood. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.