Clark George Brown

 

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Clark Brown

Clark George Brown, born November 21, 1945 in Hayward, California, passed away peacefully in Edmonds, Washington on December 14, 2017 at the age of 72.  His wife and daughter were by his side.

Clark grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and Burley, Idaho.  He graduated from Burley High School and attended some college before enlisting in the Army.  He went on to serve in South Korea and is a Vietnam War veteran.  After his service, Clark attended the University of Utah and achieved a degree in computer science.

Clark met his wife, Nancy Ann Nolf, at a wedding reception of their mutual friends and they were wed in Salt Lake City on August 29, 1972.  Clark and Nancy then moved to San Francisco where Clark worked for Southern Pacific Railroad.  In 1978, they moved to the Seattle area where Clark became the Manager of Foss Maritime’s IT Department.  Clark temporarily put his IT career on hold to pursue woodworking, which he had a great talent and passion for.  He ran his own business for a number of years building beautiful custom cabinetry for his clients.  When he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which Clark ultimately battled courageously for nearly 25 years, he went to work for the Seattle Housing Authority as their IT Director.  When Clark eventually retired from SHA, he became an independent consultant for HUD and traveled throughout the country for a few years before retiring completely.

Clark and Nancy had their daughter, Jessica, on October 16th, 1981.  Clark was a wonderful father and was always very involved with Jessica’s activities and sports.  They spent countless hours playing basketball in the neighborhood and playing computer games together.

One of Clark’s most treasured life experiences was taking several trips to Europe with Nancy.  Venice was one of his favorite locations and he enjoyed reminiscing about that trip for years and sharing the photographs they took with family and friends.

In his later years, Clark enjoyed working with his brothers and extended family to create two family tree history videos.  He spent countless hours on the phone and on the computer piecing together the right photos, music and stories from his family.  This project and quality time spent with his brothers, cousins and other extended family members provided him with immense joy and satisfaction.  The video ultimately touched the lives of hundreds of family members and will be cherished for years to come.

With mobility becoming more of a challenge in his last few years, Clark found new hobbies to stimulate his active mind. Most recently he enjoyed using photo shop to enhance photos from past vacations, Harry Potter, the symphony, the Seattle Seahawks, and spending time with his family – particularly his grandson, Ben, whom he loved so much and took great joy in.

Clark will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his outgoing, playful, and inquisitive personality.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Brown; his daughter Jessica Ingle, his son-in-law Greg Ingle, his grandson Ben Clark Ingle; and his brothers Rohn and Neil Brown.

A memorial service will be held in the future.

One Response to “Clark George Brown”

  • Melissa Weissman says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my uncle Clark. I have fond memories of spending holidays with him, Aunt Nancy and my cousin Jessica. He will be missed. Love you Uncle Clark.

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