Dean E Clark

Died: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

No services to be held

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Dean E. Clark died peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the age of 76.

Dean was born September 11, 1941 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon to Clifford and Eleanor Clark.  The family lived on a ranch East of Ukiah during his early years.  Dean would ride his horse 3 miles to Ukiah School.   The family moved to Pendleton when he was in the 5th grade.  As a teenager he was given the responsibility of taking care of the Ukiah place during the week while his Dad did excavation work elsewhere.  Later Dean’s attention turned to stock car building and racing on a dirt track down by Reith. After graduating from Pendleton High School, he completed a diesel mechanics program at OTI.  He  worked at Woodpecker Trucking, Silver Wheel Freight and Garrett Freight Lines prior to being drafted into the United States Army in 1963.  He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and honorably discharged in 1965.

Dean attended BMCC. He married Sharon Spray in 1967.  They lived on Gopher Flats East of Pendleton.  He was a member of Lee Riders Riding Group, The Jeep Club, The Wagon Train Committee, West Ho Parade Committee and the Pendleton Round Up fence crew.  He started his own business: “Clark Excavation & Landscaping” but, due to ill health he was forced into early retirement at age 45.  He learned to team rope.  He rode for numerous ranchers in the Ukiah and North Fork area. Sharon and Dean had been married for 35 years when she passed away in 2002.
Dean married Patti Duby in 2005 and he instantly inherited grandkids.  Dean and Patti lived East of Pendleton. They enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling.  They traveled to Illinois to visit Dean’s half-sister and cousins and their families.    

Dean treasured the time he spent working in his shop. He was quite an inventor.    His faith and visiting with his friends were priorities in his life.  He attended Tutuilla Presbyterian Church.  He was especially interested in Early American, Native American, and Biblical History.

He is survived by his wife Patti (of 13 Years), step son Travis Duby, step daughter Mandi (Marty) Campbell, and step grandchildren Tayton, Hannah, and Raegan Duby, and Parker and Crae Campbell; Brothers-in-law  Dennis (Patti) Spray and Allen (Bev) Duby; and cousins and nieces and nephews.

Dean was proceeded in death by his parents, his first wife Sharon, and his half-sisters Marge Modica and Judy Webb.

In accord with Dean’s wishes there will not be a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers or contributions we would encourage that you spend extra time with the ones you love.

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Darrin Umbarger
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
You will be deeply missed!!

Dave & Sandy Umbarger
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
We are very sorry about your loss. He was a kind man.
Sincerely, Dave & Sandy

   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
you will be missed Dean,another class mate gone.

Ray Sims
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
you will be deeply missed.

Don and Michelle Burns
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Dean was a good friend and we have many fond memories. Several times his creative thinking helped us over stumbling blocks we encountered with various projects. Dean will be missed; his struggles with declining health are over now and may he Rest In Peace.

Mitch Kelty
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
An old friend who will be missed.

Jeff Brown
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
On behalf of the Pendleton Roundup Fence Crew, you will be missed. Happy Trails friend.

Sue Fullerton
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Dean through my husband Ron for a lot of years. He is in the Fullerton genealogy book.
It will be OK. He is with God.

Carole Innes
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
I was sorry to read about Dean’s passing. Because Sharon and I worked together starting in 1967, I shared many experiences and events with them both. I admired his creativity and his ability to adapt so he could continue to do what he loved even as his illness progressed. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Patti Anderson
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Dear family of Dean.
A fine man who brought a lot of joy and excitement to my friend Patty. I praise God for his life and ask for God's peace and comfort for all of you. Love to all, Patti Anderson

Loretta Gayman
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
I'm sorry, I don't know most of you but did Love and very much enjoyed seeing Dean and Patti in church while they were going 2 Calvary Chapel church in Pendleton, I and many others there really have missed them and their smiling friendliness. I'm so sorry 4 your loss but Thank God I had the chance 2 know them and worship with them even though only 4 a few yrs. I watch 4 Patti when I do get out, hoping 2 get 2 see and give her hugz. Many prayerz 4 all of you and may the Lord Bless all of you with Good thingz in the coming yrz, His Love, Caring kindness, many family memberz and friendz close 2 you. GOD BLESS

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