Rodney R. Clark, 73, a longtime resident of the Gaston, community, died Friday, April 19, 2019. There will not be a memorial service as per his request.
Rodney Reed Clark was born January 14, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. He was the son of Reed and Ione Clark. He resided in Redondo Beach, California, until the age of fourteen years old when he moved with his family to Oregon, settling in the Cherry Grove community. Rod
graduated from Gaston High School in 1964.
Rod was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Myrna Ray DeLay, on December 12, 1964. Following their marriage, they resided in the Gaston community where they raised their family. They also touched the lives of many others along the way.
Rod was a jack of many trades. He was a meat cutter, a truck driver, a contractor, a commercial pilot, and a private flight instructor. He loved to hunt and fish. His passion for flying began early in his life. He owned several small planes throughout his lifetime. He loved his early morning
and late afternoon "hops around the patch" in his taildragger. He Iived his life to the fullest every single day spending time with his friends and family. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna, on January 28, 2015, after celebrating over fifty years of marriage together; by his parents, Reed and Ione Clark; his brother, Rick Clark and his sister, Sharon Kehm.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Jessica Clark, of Gaston, Oregon; his daughter, Tammy Clark, of Gaston, Oregon and his two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ronda Seeberger, of Forest Grove, Oregon and Helene and Ray Dunn, of Oklahoma.
Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Todd Donovan Clark, of Forest Grove, Oregon; Jocelyn Clark, of Gaston, Oregon and Jaden Clark, of Gaston, Oregon and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that remembrances may be
contributions to the Gaston Rural Fire Department in his memory.
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Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is entrusted with the arrangements.