Earl Boyce Clark 1927 - 2013
In Loving Memory
Earl Boyce Clark, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 24, 1927, to Al and Ruth Clark. His brother, Boyd, and sister, Beverly, predeceased him.
The Clark family moved to Seattle in August 1927. He attended several Seattle grade schools, as well as Briscoe School located in the Kent Valley. A graduate of O’Dea High School, he also attended Seattle College (now Seattle University).
From 1945 to 1948 he served in the United States Marine Corps – he was recalled to active duty at the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. While serving with the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, he was wounded and twice received the Purple Heart, along with the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars.
Boyce was proud of his service to Country and Corps. After his discharge in 1951 he was employed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and devoted the next 27 years working on behalf of the Developmentally Disabled at Fircrest School in Seattle.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlotte, of Edmonds; sons Michael (Barbara) and Dennis of Edmonds; daughter Diane of Edmonds; and proud grandfather to grandsons Taylor Michael Boyce Clark of Phoenix, Arizona, and Spencer Patrick Clark of Edmonds; and granddaughters Eilea Noelle Angus and Daydra Jane Angus of Edmonds.
He was very active in a number of Marine Corps and Veterans related activities. These included the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Life Member of the 1st Marine Division Association; Military Order of the Purple Heart; and the Disabled American Veterans.
Boyce lived the motto of the United States Marine Corps – Semper Fidelis – he was “Always Faithful.”
Final committal with Military Honors were held on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.
A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, Washington, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Boyce's name to the Semper Fi Fund at www.semperfifund.org.