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Dorothy Faye Emery Clark

Nov. 14, 1924 - Sep. 5, 2020

Date of Service: Sep. 18, 2020

ALBION – Dorothy Faye Emery Clark, a 95-year-old resident of Albion, passed from this life on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Countryside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Rupert.

Dorothy was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Oakley, Idaho; she was the second of six children born to Eugene Emery Jr. and Guinavere Hunter Emery. The family owned a ranch at Beaver Dam, south of Oakley, and a small farm on Marion Road in Oakley. Dot, as she was affectionately called, grew up milking cows, herding sheep at Beaver Dam, and helping with the harvest.

She attended elementary school in Marion and her older grades in Oakley. She worked at the Cassia County Courthouse in the treasurer’s office under Jeanette Chamberlain, whom she deeply respected. She fostered many good friendships during those years.

Dot met Earnest Walter Clark through mutual friends; she and Earnie were married Sept. 7, 1947, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Marion. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Utah Temple. They lived south of Albion where Earnie and his brother, Glen, farmed together. Dot and Earnie were the parents of two children, Alan Gene and Janis.

Dorothy was employed as a teller at D.L. Evans Bank in Albion in the early 1960s. She served as the manager of the bank for many years. Dorothy enjoyed very much working with the people of Albion, Almo, Elba, Malta, and the surrounding areas.

Earnie and Dot were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully throughout their lives. She especially enjoyed family history work.

Earnie died in 1978, leaving Dot alone for 42 years. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Hilton, Merle, Don, Verna, and Alan; and two infant great-grandsons.

She is survived by her children, Alan Gene (Janet) Clark of Albion, and Janis (Kent) Durfee of Almo. Grandma Dot was loved by 11 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Albion Ward, 889 S. Main St., with Bishop Dave Nebeker officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the funeral at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/AvGphUhfvhw.

Condolences for Dorothy Faye Emery Clark

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From Janice Adams Hansen :
At the age of 7, I attended the marriage of Dorothy and Earnie, at the Marion church house. The Emery family were special people to me. Dorothy’s mother and my grandma are sisters. I am happy to know that she and Earnie are together again after a very long separation. My condolences to Janis and Alan.
From Nancy Clark:
My Aunt Dorothy was such a big part of my life. We lived next door and often went back and forth. My memories mostly involve my Uncle Earn and Aunt Dot. Our families were close and often did things together. I remember rides to the City Of Rocks. There is a rock going into the Park that looks like a breast. Uncle Earn would always tease there's titty rock. Aunt Dot would scold "Oh Earney" Christmas Eve together was a huge memory. We always had a talent show. It was such fun as children to plan our act. Dorothy always read the Little match Girl. And sang Hush Thee My Baby with my sisters and Janis. So many many memories. Aunt Dorothy will be missed.
From Margaret Miller:
I wouldn't be the person I am without the influence of Aunt Dot and Uncle Earn. When we were in Primary, she packed her car with so many Albion kids that one day the car door opened and Janis rolled out. As a teacher I often wished I could channel her, so small of stature and never a raised voice, but she commanded the attention of all in the room. Dot and Earn taught was so many lesson, sayings and songs. I sure loved her.
From Roger Hill:
She was a wonderful lady. She was one of the people to welcome us when we moved to Albion.
From Joey Carlson:
Dorothy and Earnie were like 2nd parents to me, they were always there helping and guiding me as a youth. The world has lost two of the most wonderful people who ever lived. I am just happy that they can be together now. I can’t express how wonderful she was, I loved her.
From Shirley Nye Morris:
Janis, your Mom was a great person. She was so kind. I’m so sorry for your loss.
From Paul Reed:
A lovely, lovely lady, inside and out! She was a great example and support to me growing up, making a huge difference in my life. I love her a lot!
From Klint and June Lloyd:
What a lovely lady your mother is! I feel very privileged to have known her! You will miss her but think about the fun she is having filling in all the blanks on her family history! Plus being able to visit with everyone! We can celebrate the wonderful life she lived. We love her family!!
From Deanna:
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
From Sheri Martinez (granddaughter of Eva Lenora Lewis):
I met Dorothy when my sister and I came to the Lewis reunion a few years ago. She was so sweet. I found a card just the other day that she had sent me after the reunion. What a glorious reunion she is having now with her dear Earnie!

Her kindness has impacted countless people and she lives on through the memories of all who know her. May those sweet memories give you many reasons to smile during this time of sorrow.
From Vickie Haley:
When I met her at the Lewis Reunion, I fell in love with her. Dorthy was the sweetest!!! To know her was to love her!!! You will be missed, but we shall meet again Heaven. Condolences to family and friends.
From Sharon Hardy:
She was an awesome lady, She always had a smile, and was welcoming. I appreciated her.
From Sharon Hatch:
Dorothy was so sweet to everyone. She was an icon in the community and will leave an empty spot in all of our heart.
My condolences to the family.
From Karen Parton:
I met Dorothy at the Mormon cemetery. We were both taking care of our husbands graves. She came over and we got to know each other. She left a lasting impression on me. I have liked her ever since. That was the only time I met her.
From Judi Staley:
I met Dot while we were both staying at Countryside Rehab. I had the pleasure of sitting next to her during our meals. Dot showed her love and kindness to all. To her family, you have be so blessed to have this sweet spirit around you.
From Barbara Andersen:
Clark family, sincere condolences to your family. Dorothy was one of the sweetest lady I have ever known. She will be missed by many.
From Sarah, Great-niece of Dorothy:
Dearest Aunt Dot... You always had the best smile, the warmest hugs, and that sass! You will be missed.
From Jennifer Mai:
Dorothy possessed one of the most beautiful traits a person could have and that was Kindness. Lovely lady, grateful to have been able to know her.
From The Kelley’s :
So sorry for your loss good friend and neighbor
From Maggie Parke, daughter of Fred L. Parke:
So very sorry for your loss.

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