Richard L Clark of Boardman was born in Portland, Oregon on January 13, 1941 to Orin and Lucille (Veenker) Clark. He passed away at home on January 2, 2020 at the age of 78.
Richard grew up in the Portland and Sellwood areas. He married his wife Marilyn Philbrick in 1960. To this marriage were born two daughters Tamara (Clark) Black and Keli (Clark) Bither.
Richard worked for many years as a glassworker in the Portland area, later owning his own glass business which focused on his passion of restoring classic cars.
With the help of his cousins and friends Richard embarked on a journey of building two separate homes for his family in the Clackamas area and then moving to the Redland area in 1972 to build the home they would spend the next 40 years in.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, caring for his kitties and had lately traveled much of the world on cruises to Hawaii, Tahiti, Alaska, and the Panama Canal to name a few. He also had the opportunity to travel to China.
Richard most enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren Paige and Sterling, and traveling with family to many of the U.S.’s beautiful parks, rodeos, and roping events. He enjoyed watching the late-night games of pool at Uncle Ted’s, laughing at the family antics.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn and is survived by his daughters: Tamara and husband Aundrae Black; Keli and husband Tim Bither, as well as grandchildren Paige and Sterling Bither.
Celebration of Life in Hermiston
Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:00 pm @
30270 Feedville Rd.
Hermiston OR 97838
Celebration of Life in Estacada
Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:00 pm @
20189 S. Springwater Rd
Oregon City, OR 97023
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