Boyd Fred Clark, 58, of Lyman, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 3, after suffering complications from a stroke.
Fred was born July 6, 1960, in Ogden, Utah, to Albion Willard Cark and Josephine Clark. He grew up in Morgan, Utah. He started working as a young man washing dishes for 25 cents a day. From there, he had various other jobs. He worked for Rees Construction for 11 years, Gravel Works for Charlie Byrne, and celebrated when he landed a job at Solvay as a permanent employee for the rest of his working career.
On June 4, 1988, he married the love of his life, Bobbi Jo Youngberg. They were blessed with two children, Keaton D. and Kaylee Jo. They made their home in Lyman, where they raised their two kids with the help of family and friends.
Everyone looked forward to going shooting with Fred, whether for practice, rabbits, deer or elk. Snowmobiling became a big passion for Fred and Bobbi, which led to grass drags. The summer would have not been complete without a trip to the Gorge — boating, volleyball, bikinis, beer, tubing, waterskiing, fireworks and the ever-famous fashion show.
Fred was very proud of his shop, where he could mechanic, complete honey-dos, admire and shine his red 1976 corvette, hangout with friends — and it was a great place for the kids to play. Fred never met a stranger. This one-of-a-kind man considered you a friend from the time he met you. He waved at everybody wherever he went. He was a kind, loving man who would do anything for anyone. He could never remember names. You were always “hottie,” “hun” or “stud.” If you knew Fred at all and asked how he was doing, “sky’s the limit” would always be his reply.
He is survived by is loving wife, Bobbi Jo Clark; son, Keaton D. Clark; daughter, Kaylee Jo Lyman (Jesse Lyman); grandkids, Brixton and Addison Lyman; his brothers, Devon Clark, Mark Clark (Diane Clark) and Billy Clark; sister, Utahnia Clark; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Albion and Josephine Clark; brothers, Bruce Clark, Floyd Clark and Neil Clark; and sisters, Coral Gruber and Sheila Abeyta.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mountain View. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the church on Thursday one hour prior to the funeral services.
His final resting place will be at the Fort Bridger Cemetery.
Fred’s family would like to thank their friends and family for all the love and support they’ve shown — all the phone calls and all the meals that have been brought to them. Also, Bobbi would like to thank Kaylee and her sister, Joli, who graciously, humbly and unselfishly cared for Fred in his last few months of life.
Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.