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Obituary: John Dexter Clark

John Dexter Clark
John Dexter Clark
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October 27, 1947 – September 23, 2023

John Dexter Clark was a long time resident of Grand County, John sadly passed away September 23, 2023 in Twin Falls Idaho. He moved to Jerome Idaho in 2009 were he lived in his new home and had a nice life there. He chose to move to Jerome to be close to his sister and family. He enjoyed the mild winters, lower altitude and the four seasons Jerome had to offer. He settled in and enjoyed family gatherings there, always looking forward to visits and company when they came to see him, and ready to show them around Idaho. John missed the moutians, his family, grand children and friends he had here in Grand County, he looked forward to his vacations here every year.
John was born to his mother and father, Agnes Elizabeth & Joseph Eugene Clark on October 27, 1947 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He was the second of six children.
John Graduated from Middle Park High School in 1967, he married Treasa Lynn Ellis (Clark) shortly after graduation and settled down in Granby where they lived and raised their three children Christine Lea Clark (Palonis), James Wade Clark and Travis Walker Clark.
John and Treasa eventually divorced but they remained friends, and kind to eachother through the years, Neither remarried.
John spent 4 years in the National Guard based out of Craig, Colorado. He was proud of his service and so was his family.
John held several jobs within the county which included local Granby Service Station working for Pete and Sissy Robinson, working on Ranches, Coppers Lumber Mill in Fraser, CDOT in the Granby area and AMAX Henderson Mill.
John was owner of Wheeler Basin Outfitters for many years, he enjoyed his job very much. Taking hunters out on horse back, to hunting camp and getting to know them, this was his passion.
John loved the outdoor life, living in the mountains, hunting, going to the shooting range, fishing, working with his horses and spending time with family and freinds. He enjoyed family meals, “The Holiday’s”, helping his family and hanging out with them. He liked drinking coffe and watching the news and staying up to date on the current events both local and around the world.
John liked going to the rodeo and his Grand Children’s 4-H events and functions, during his years here in Grand County. John loved watching the Grand Kid’s grow up and making a family of there own. He welcomed the new Great Grand Children and was excited to see them grow.
John Loved His Country, God, and His Family. John felt very Blessed and he tried to never let a good day get away, he loved life. He will be missed, always and loved beyond measure by his family, freinds and anyone who was lucky enough to get to know him. He was always ready to offer a helping hand and advice. He was a loyal friend and had a kind generous heart.
John was preceded in death by his parents Agnes Clark & Joseph Clark, his sister Mina Brooks Clark (Denning) and son James Wade Clark
John is survived by his Children; Christine Lea Palonis (Clark) and her Husband David Paul Palonis of Granby, CO., and Travis Walker Clark and his wife Erin Coldsmith-Clark of Mineral,VA.
Ex-Wife, Treasa Clark (Ellis) of Granby CO.
John’s Sister; Elaine Clark (McLimore) and Her Husband Walter McLimore of Jerome, Idaho
John’s Brothers; George Thomas Clark of Hot Sulphur Springs CO. Joseph Eugene Clark Jr. of Richfield Idaho, Billy Lawton Clark and his wife Kathy Clark of Parshall, CO.
Grandchildren and Great Grand Children; Sydney Brooke Palonis (Larson) and her husband Beau Larson two daughters, MacKenna Faith and Piper Joy of Grand Lake CO. Jared Palonis Of Granby CO, Jacob Palonis and His wife Jane Evans-Palonis and son Jeremy David, of Granby CO. Shelby Morgan Palonis and her Daughter Layla Mae Of Grand Lake CO. David and Heather(Cousins) Palonis of Palm Bay FL. and Trevor James Clark, of Broadway NC., Victoria Clark of Vista CA. and Ryan -Jackson (Clark) Of Aurora Co.
Many family members, neices and nephews in Colorado, Idaho, & New Mexico
John requested No Funeral service: His family will have privite picnic in his Honor at a later date. Some of his favorite Charity’s were:
Samaritan’s Purse: samaritanspurse.org – Billy Graham’s Crusades: billygramham.org – Wounded Warriors Project: woundedwarriorsproject.org – Toys For Tot’s: toysfortots.org
If you would like to send a donation in his Honor to any of them John would love that!


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