Rev. David Richard Clark
The Rev. David Richard Clark was born to Howard Thorn Clark and Dorothy (Havens) Clark in Joplin, MO, on March 8, 1933. He passed away February 8, 2017 in Colorado Springs. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1961, serving churches in Carson, IA and Aplington, IA. He was pastor at Gateway Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs for 18 years from 1970-1987. He served as an interim pastor in Salida, Lakewood, Littleton and Estes Park, Colorado. While serving at Gateway, he initiated the group of founding ministers of Westside CARES in Colorado Springs. He did undergraduate work in astrophysics at Cal Tech in Pasadena, California, served in the U.S. Army in the guided missile program and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University. He received his master of divinity degree at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and continued studies at Austin Theological Seminary. Clark was a member of the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region and a member of the Clan Cameron Association. He belonged to the Imperial Constantinian Military Order of St. George. He was Chaplain of the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival for 34 years. He and his family attended almost every Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival over 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janice (Mietzner) Clark, 3 children, Leslie, husband Dr. Joel Barstad, Timothy Clark, wife Amelia Klemme, and Sarah Clark; 9 Grandchildren: Gregory Barstad (deceased), Nicholas Barstad, Timothy and Sarah Barstad, Sophia and Carl Bunderson, Morgan Clark, Peter Barstad, Gwen Clark, Francesca Barstad and Catherine Barstad and 2 great granddaughters Maria Bunderson and Amira Barstad. He is also survived by several cousins and many friends. Memorial services will be February 25, at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Westside CARES, 2808 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, 80904 or a charity of giver's choice.
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