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Obituary: Clark, Richard James Jr.

Age 51

CLARK, Richard James Jr. (Age 51) “Ted-E-Bear”, born July 2, 1961, passed away February 10, 2013. Rick married Tina (Gokey) Clark on July 15, 1995 in Spokane where they resided. They raised two of Rick’s children, son Richard W. Clark and daughter Tracey (Clark) Horn, both of Spokane, and Tina’s son Kai Tantlinger of Olympia. Rick is survived by brother Greg Clark of Vancouver, WA. He has a granddaughter Madyson Clark who remains in the home and four other grandchildren : Hanna, Dillon, Haley and Hayden all of Spokane. Rick graduated from Central Valley H.S. in 1979. He attended Spokane Community College and completed a welding course and became a very accomplished welder working on such things as: Northtown Mall, Lewis & Clark H.S.; Downtown Skywalk and Dr. Ryan’s (dentist) train. He worked last outside the area in Grangeville, ID. He liked to golf and play darts. Rick is preceded in death by his parents Richard Clark, Sr. and Linda (Boykin) Clark “A Celebration of Rick’s Life” will be held at St. Josephs Catholic Church 4521 Arden Rd., Otis Orchards, WA on March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with a gathering to follow at the Church. Donations are being accepted to help the family; please give to Frankie Shoemaker or place in the drop box at the Church. Community Cremation & Funeral Spokane Valley 13127 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-926-2020 or