Keith V. Clark

07/13/1930 — 04/29/2009

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Oklahoma City, OK

Keith V. Clark


Keith Vincent Clark passed away at home on April 29th, 2009. He was born July 13, 1930 in Oklahoma City, OK to Fred L. and Frances Mahr Clark. He moved to Lake Lotawana, MO when he was 12 and then to Richland in 1943.

Keith graduated from Columbia Richland High School in 1947 and was a founding member of Club 40. He attended college at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and Washington State University in Pullman, WA. He worked for GE and then Battelle in the 300 area for over 30 years as a metallurgical technician. He also served in the Army Reserves for 6 years.

Keith loved sports of all kinds, especially the ones he watched his grandchildren play. He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends, the "Dirt Gang," pitching slow pitch softball in the Triple 'O' league, hunting, and fly fishing.

In 1951 he met Mary Jean Isaacsen. They married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Sept. 5, 1953.

Keith is survived by his wife, Jean, and children, Cindy Chuck Luerkens, Pasco, W A and Pat Carol Clark, also of Pasco. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Vincent, and a daughter, Julie Anne. He leaves behind his 9 grandchildren: Nicholas, Matthew, and Benjamin Russell; Chris, Canon, and Caitlin Luerkens; and Nolan, Thomas, and Andrew Clark. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and loved them dearly. He is also survived by a brother, Wayne Eunice Clark of Dallas, TX, and a sister, Mary Sledge, of Kennewick, WA.

Viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA. Family and friends are invited to meet at Pat and Carol Clark's home in Pasco, after the viewing. A private family inurnment service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 4.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society or to Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA.

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  • My heartfelt condolences to the family of Keith Clark. He was one of the good guys and will be missed by many. May God speed Keith’s journey Home to Him and give his family the strength to heal. God bless you all.

    Love to you all,

    Judy Willox, Club 40 friend

    Judy Willox
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Jeannie: I am so sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. Please accept my condolences and to the rest of your family. Hope to see you sometime this summer when I go to the Tri- Cities. Take care and love always…Mary

    Mary Cosbodillo
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Keith was a great guy and loved by many and we are very sorry to hear of his passing. Keith was always there for others in their time of need and he will be greatly missed by all. Van has many fond memories of their work days in the 300 area. God Bless you.

    Gary Van and Joyce VanArsdale
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • I have very fond memories of Keith. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing, I would like to send my condolences to his family and let them know that Keith was loved by many.

    Wayne F Penttila DDS
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Jean, we were surprised to read of Keith’s passing. We pray God will grant you comfort during these difficult days. Keith was a special person. We really enjoyed gatherings in the early days of Club-40 when we all worked together. He will be missed.

    Doreen & Gene

    Doreen & Gene Waldkoetter
    November 4, 2014
    Green, Valley, AZ, US
  • Jean, I was so sorry to read about Keith’s passing. Just hope, he, Mel, Ray Conley and Don Richey are getting together where ever they are. They sure loved to talk!!!

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Keith will be missed by all of us.

    Take Care and lots of Love,

    Ann Thompson
    November 4, 2014
    Bothell, WA, US
  • To Jean and family Ida and I offer our condolences. I have know Keith since high school played sports with and against him, and joined him in founding Club 40 and much appreciated his good work in that organization. We will miss Keith greatly. What a nice man.

    Later Keith

    Richard J. And Ida McCoy
    November 4, 2014
    Mt, vernon, WA, US
  • Dear Jean My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. My husband Paul and your Keith were good friends. I will always see the smiles on their faces as they traded stories. My prayers are with you. Take care.


    Evelyn Meyer Crowder
    November 4, 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ, US
  • Dear Jean,

    I am so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, and my heartfelt coldolences and love go out to you at this terrible time for you. I so enjoyed Keith when in Club 40 and looked forward to seeing you two at the reunion every year. He was a sweet man and I know he will be missed terribly. God speed his journey Home to Him and grant you the courage to get through this.

    All my love,

    Judy Willox

    Judy Willox
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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