Patricia “Pat” Clark passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Pat Clark, 89, was born to Helen (Dyas) and Hayner Brown on March 29, 1932 in McGehee, Arkansas. Her family moved a lot when she was a young girl. She started working when she was 12 years old at the local Drug Store in Fairview, OK. She loved people even at this young age! After graduating from high school, she headed off to attend the University of Oklahoma. Her finances only allowed her to attend for one year; so she began working in Oklahoma City.
She married Hal Clark in Oklahoma City on February 1, 1953. She had never seen the Clark Ranch when Hal brought her out to live there after just 5 months of being married. It was definitely a surprise for “a city girl.” They had three children; Jay, Brad, and Jan. Pat was an active member of the Kenton United Methodist Church and the Kenton Easter Pageant when they lived at the Ranch.
Pat was a Rainbow Girl growing up and a Member of The Order of the Eastern Star for almost 50 years. She was Worthy Matron in Boise City more than one time. She was involved in the Past Matrons in Boise City and later in Guymon.
She was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) sorority in Boise City. She enjoyed a weekly bowling league and doubles / teams at local tournaments. She was also involved with Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Cowbelles, the ladies auxiliary of Oklahoma Cattleman's Association, serving as State President in 1983.
After raising their family on the ranch, Hal and Pat moved to Guymon, Okla. in 1982 to manage Nash Brothers Motor Company, which they later acquired and it became Clark Auto Ranch. Pat put her people skills to work by greeting customers from the front desk of the dealership. She worked hard in this job and made a great partner in their business. While in Guymon, she was in at least 2 community plays. She was also active in Business and Professional Women.
The grandkids will always remember her love for hosting parties! She enjoyed being in charge of buying the cakes for everyone’s birthdays - family or employees at the dealership. Also, the grandkids will never forget how it was her idea to take them on some traveling adventures - Mt. Rushmore, Arkansas state capitol building, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and Washington DC!
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Hayner Dwight Brown; her husband, Hal Clark; and 2 sons, Jay Clark and Brad Clark. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Tim Israel of Elk City; daughter-in-law, Marlene Henson and husband Robert of Guymon; 7 grandchildren, Lisa Clark Greenhouse, Jaylene and Mitch Williamson, Jeff and Sarah Clark, Justin and Summer Clark, Kent and Dana Israel, Kirk and Taylor Israel, and Kyle and Tara Israel; 17 great- grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Laura Brown; niece, Desha Knapp and nephew, Dempsey Brown.
Visitation for Pat will be held on Wednesday July 21 , 2021 in Guymon and will be at Henson-Novak Funeral Home from 9 A.M till 1 P. M and visitation in Boise City will be later held at Henson-Novak Funeral Home from 3 P.M till 8 P.M
Services will be held at the Kenton United Methodist Church on July 22nd at 2:00 pm CDT / 1:00 pm MDT. Interment will follow at the Kenton Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Charity of your choice or to the Kenton United Methodist Church, the Kenton Easter Pageant or the Western OK Alzheimer’s Collaborative through the Henson-Novak Funeral Home at 501 NW 5th St, Guymon, OK 73942.
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