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George Owen Clark

1944 - 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
George Owen Clark

George Owen Clark, 77, passed away unexpectedly on April 13th. “Owen” as he was known to all was born October 30, 1944 in Denver, Colorado to Owen Clifford Clark, and Grace Loraine Gasper.

Memorials can be made to any of his favorite charities or organizations.

Owen graduated from Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon graduation he entered the Navy and served during the Vietnam conflict. He was a proud supporter of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. During his service he traveled to China, the Philippines and Australia. He married Maria Zamora in 1967 and together they raised three children. They were married for 41 years until Maria’s death in 2008. He married Jacquolyn Gibbons of Azle, in December of 2018. They were married for two years before “Jackie’s” death in January of this year; just 10 weeks before Owen’s passing.

Owen was a man of many talents and interests. Over his lifetime, he was a San Diego, California motorcycle police officer; a Real Estate Agent; a

construction/project manager for Turner Construction; a journeyman electrician; an electrical contractor and inspector; a Mayflower Moving and Storage Estimator and Driver and a liaison between the US Navy and Kaman Aerospace in the development of helicopter lamps. HIs favorite organizations were the American Legion; Amateur Athletic Union; Rotary International and Kiwanis Clubs of Imperial Beach, CA and Charles County, Maryland, VFW, National Rifle Association and the Wounded Warriors.

In later life, Owen and Jackie traveled all over the United States in his Motorcoach visiting friends, family and as many National Parks as possible.

He loved camping, swimming and was the ultimate volunteer. Friends, family, Habitat for Humanity, the Rio Rancho, NM Senior Center, and the Azle Community Caring Center all benefitted from his large heart. Even though he only lived in our community for a short time, he made a big impact.

He is preceded in death by “the two loves of his life;” his parents and one brother.

Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Jenelle Salazar, Gary Freeman and Jeanine Patterson, his step-children Todd Gibbons of Azle and Brett Gibbons; grandchildren Richard Stroble, Natalie Chavez, Cheyenne Freeman, Tiffany Bankhurst, Jessica Thompson and Chelsea Ramirez; 11 great-grandchildren and brother Charles Clark.

The Azle News, April 21, 2021 Edition

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