William Herdman Clark Jr. passes away | SkyHiNews.com

William Herdman Clark Jr. passes away

William “Herd” Herdman Clark Jr., 74, of Grand Lake passed away at his home on Aug. 8, 2012, after battling prostate and bladder cancer for more than six years. He was born July 23, 1938, to Dorothy and William Clark of Pittsburgh, Pa. Herd graduated from Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and American University in Washington D.C.

His career was spent in program management and evaluation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Upon retiring from government service, he became the owner and manager of 50-year-old Beacon Printing in Denver.

Herd is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne; niece Julie; two nephews, Tom and Mike, all of Pittsburgh. He is also survived by step-children and step-grandchildren, Renee, David, Hannah and Caleb, Adam, Shelly, Benjamin, and Nate. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara.

Herd and Yvonne met on a Colorado Mountain Club cross country ski trip to Steamboat Springs (on Valentine’s Day of course) and fell madly in love. After his second retirement, their love of the mountains, skiing, hiking and snowshoeing took them to Grand Lake part time and then full time.

A memorial service was held at the Church of the Eternal Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart of the Mountains Hospice, P.O. Box 140, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451.

Send a condolence, share a photo or story about Herd on his “Book of Memories” web page http://www.grandcountymortuary.com.

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