Long time Democratic activist and Central Committee member Ray Clark passed away. Below is his obituary and details for services.
RAYMOND C. CLARK
Raymond C. Clark, 89, of Waukee died peacefully at Adel Acres Care Center on December 18, 2014. Born in 1925 in Tabor, Iowa, the son of Raymond W. and Hazel ( Farrel) Clark, he was a graduate of Tabor High School and Tarkio College. Ray married Virginia Secor on July 7, 1949, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and they enjoyed 50 years together. Ray’s adult working life began with the YMCA ( Waterloo, Des Moines and West Des Moines), and he retired from Sears.
Ray’s sense of civic engagement was strong, and he loved nothing more than serving the Waukee and Dallas County communities. He was elected to the Waukee School Board, the Waukee City Council and the DMACC Board of Directors, and campaigned for passage of local school and library bond measures. Ray and his wife Virginia were strong advocates for the Waukee Public Library, helping it to keep up with the needs of a growing community. Party politics was a big part of Ray’s life, whether through engaging in political debate or performing routine campaign tasks.
Ray is survived by his children, Thomas ( Jill) Clark and Sarah ( John F. Thomas) Clark; grandchildren, Levi ( Emily) Clark and Raymond ( Elizabeth) Clark; and great grandsons Caleb and Andrew. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral services will be held at 1: 00 p. m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Ernst Funeral Home, 80 NE Dartmoor, Waukee, with burial at the Waukee Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening, from 6: 00- 8:00 p. m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Waukee Public Library Foundation’s butterfly garden fund or to the Tabor Historical Society. Visit www. ernstfuneralhome. com to read Raymond’s full obituary.