John Reed Clark, age 79, passed away on October 18, 2021 from complications of Agent Orange exposure during his military career. John was born November 4, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Francis and Helen Lucille Reed Clark, and retired to Kanab, Utah in 2004. He married his “Guardian Angel”, Linda L. Boweter, on August 9, 1968 in Salt Lake City. They spent 53 years together.
John was a proud member of the United States Navy. He joined in June of 1959 and retired with the rank of Senior Chief in August of 1979. He enjoyed going to his Navy reunions and reconnecting with his shipmates. He was the first President of Chapter 961 of the VVA, and served the local veterans as the First Vice Commander of Post 69 of the American Legion.
John later in life joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He became the Service Chairman for his ward and enjoyed helping others. John loved his family, hunting, fishing, and camping. He has many more accomplishments that centered around his family and helping to raise his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by the love of his life, his "Guardian Angel" of 53 years, Linda L. Clark; children David Clark and Cheryl Gonzales; grandchildren Briane Bedford (Travis Lauritzen), Michalina Romano (Jeremy Clark), Gabriel Gonzales, and Bells Gonzales; and great-grandchild Alise Romano. John has joined his parents Francis and Helen, and brother Robert F. Clark who proceeded him in death.
There will be a viewing on Wednesday, October 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday, October 10 am to 11:45 am, both at Mosdell Mortuary. Graveside services will be at the Kanab Cemetery at 12:00 Noon, with military honors by American Legion Post 69.