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Obituary for Irene Clark

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Irene Clark

December 14, 1939 - November 2, 2011

Irene ClarkIrene Clark was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on December 14,1939 to Thomas N. and Helen L Tomisin. She lived in West Virginia with her grandparents until the age of 14 when she moved to Rapid City, South Dakota with her mother and brother.Irene married and had two children Ronald R. Cafourek of Roy, and Aimee Clark Dimick of Lehi. She and her husband moved to Ogden, Utah. They were later divorced. She later met and married Clyde S. Clark, they were married 30 years, he preceded her in death. They loved to travel and camp.Irene was employed by the State Tax Commission for thirty four years. In an effort to improve her position she continued her education and became Assistant Director of the processing division in Salt Lake City. She was also elected as Chairperson of the International Fuel Agreement and managed the Utah International Registration Plan.Irene was a member of the Roy Eagles and served as the first female President for one year. She remained active in the organization until her health failed. She was also a past member of the Roy Elks Lodge. Irene loved country music, especially Willie Nelson, her yards, garden, and her dog Waddie. Irene loved and cherished her children, and her grandson Daniel, her brother Tom and her special niece Wendy Santoro. She also had extended members of the family who became her children, Sharon Cafourek, and John Cowgill.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde, three stepsons and daughter in law.Survived by son Ronald Cafourek, daughter Aimee Dimick (Kenneth), grandson Daniel Cafourek (Tabitha), her brother Tom Tomisin (Laura), four nieces; Shelly Bingham, Wendy Santoro, Jennifer German, Kim Torman and stepson Clyde Clark Jr. (Stephanie).Thanks to family members who helped so much, Dr. Mc Kenzie, Cindy, Julie, and Dr. Sabaka.A celebration of Irene’s life will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011 where family and friends may gather from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Irene Clark

Born: December 14, 1939
Died: November 2, 2011

Condolences for Irene Clark

Betsy posted on 1/20/12

Dear Aimee and family, I was saddened to find out your mom had passed away. She was such an inspiration to me during the many years we worked together at the Tax Commission. I will always remember her as a hard worker with wit and humor. God bless you and your family.


Kari posted on 11/6/11

Remember the times spent together, the special moments, the inside jokes, the laughter, the wonderful bond you shared which showed through your constant devotion and caring. This Love can’t be broken. Thank God for our memories. Love and prayers are with you, Kari


Dana Knold posted on 11/5/11

Dear Aimee- I am so sorry for the loss you are feeling. Please know that you have been such an inspiration to those who have observed your love and devotion to your Mom. The memories you will always have close to your heart and no one can ever take that away from you. You will have no regrets for the time you shared, the laughter and the difficulties because you made all your time available to care for your Mom. Lean on God for strength, comfort and understanding because He is our great healer. My friend, you have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Always know that I will be an ear for you. Love you, Dana


Diane Bonds posted on 11/4/11

To Aimee, Ron and Tom Your Mom and Sister was one of the best friends that I have ever had. We had so much fun together. I am going to miss her so very much,but I know she is in a better place and not hurting any more. God Bless Her. I will be here if you ever need to talk. I love you all very much. Love Diane Bonds


Bettina Smith posted on 11/4/11

Aimee, I want you to know you are in prayers and have been. I am so thankful that you were able to spend as much time with your mother as you did. You should have NO regrets because you were definitely a daughter that any mother would want to have in her life. You showed her your love to the very end and I know that made her feel so grateful to have a daughter like you. I am praying for your strength and comfort during this difficult time and want you to know that God yet loves you and is in full control of our lives. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she no longer has to endure the physical pain and struggle she went through in this life. Praying for you...*Bettina*


Shelly Bingham posted on 11/3/11

Dear Ron and Aimee, I am thankful for being able to make up for lost time and be there to support you and Aunt Irene to the very end of the long journey. I am thankful that she is now at peace and free from the pain she suffered towards the end. Her inner and outer beauty, her funny way of getting the jobs done will never be forgotten. She kept us laughing till the end, and will make us all laugh again someday. Bless her heart, but most of all bless both of you and my Dad at this time of your loss. She loved you all very much.Love always your cousin and your friend,Shelly and Drew


Susan Hale posted on 11/3/11

Aimee & Ron, your Mom was a very beautiful lady to the end. She was such a GREAT friend to my Mom (Diane). I'm thankful she is no longer hurting, but I am very sorry that you two have to go through this pain.Whenever I think of your Mom, I think of tacos for breakfast and the love she and Clyde had for each other. Not to mention the deep, deep love she had for you two.She lived life to the fullest and I hope you both follow in her footsteps.Love,Susan


Kay Shurtliff posted on 11/3/11

So long my dear friend. May you find the Lord's face shinning on yours as you step through to the other side. Hopefully it won't be long before I take this journey too.So many memories. So many laughs. So many tears. So much love and companionship. How many nights did we sit out in my big backyard laughing and talking. We could solve the world's problems but could never figure out what made the men in our life tick. How we both loved to dance. The old Apollo Club jumped every Saturday night as we partied and danced to Kansas City and Crazy. We both knew every country singer and music group. One twang of a guitar and we knew the next song coming up. So many things that made memories for us.It gives me an empty feeling to think you are now gone. It will be hard to remember I no longer need to pray for you. You may be gone but never will you be forgotten. You have left an empty spot in many hearts.


Linda M Church posted on 11/3/11

Dear Aimee, you and your Mom and your family went through so much and I'm grateful you were there to support one another. I never met you Mom but seeing her photo showed me who you look like. She leaves an awesome daughter who will carry her in her heart forever. Linda