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Florence 'Saude' Clark

Jul. 26, 1935 - Aug. 30, 2021

Date of Service: Sep. 8, 2021

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BURLEY – “Saude” Florence Clark, 86, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, in Burley, Idaho.

Saude was born July 26, 1935, in Burley, Idaho, to Ray and Mary Donkin, and remained a lifelong resident of Burley. Saude married Don Clark, also of Burley, who was the son of Ab (Albert) and Wilma Clark. Don was the love of her life. Together they had five children: Kerry, Karen, Brent, Craig and Todd. Saude worked for many years at Save-More drug and made many, many friends while working there. She always met you with a wide-eyed smile like she hadn’t made your acquaintance for a period of time.

Saude was well known for her zest for life; her sense of humor and her laughter; and her love of people, especially young children and babies. She made the list as favorite aunt with so many relatives. She made friends naturally and maintained those friendships for years and years to come.

Saude and Don are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were married and sealed for time and eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple. Saude had various callings in the Church. Both Don and Saude were ordinance workers in the Twin Falls Temple when it first opened in 2008. She served in the Primary and loved Primary because that’s where the children were and everywhere she went children loved her. She was also involved in Relief Society. She loved being a ministering sister and going visiting to the many different women in the ward. Her favorite activity was having the opportunity to make baby quilts for the new mothers in the ward.

Saude and Don were involved with a group of people from church that began from cleaning up after events. They would stay and wash dishes and put chairs and tables away, which eventually led to having dinner together and camping together. Their relationships have evolved and though the camping has slowed in recent years, and some of the core group has passed on, the group still tries to maintain a consistent dining schedule by having dinner together once a month.

The “Redfish” group, as they were called, was consistent at camping at Redfish lake for over a period of 30 years. Many different families joined the group from time to time, but there was always the base group that made the trips and created many memories for years to come and traditions for the younger generations.

Saude started sewing in the early years of marriage and made clothing for their kids and relatives. This led to crocheting and finally quilting, which became a passion. Saude was a master quilter who has made quilts for over 60 years. Quilting was one of her most favorite things in the world to do. She taught many women to quilt; sometimes she taught one-on-one, and other times she taught small groups including church groups. She was also a member of the Mount Harrison quilting guild locally. Who knows how many quilts she has made or helped make with friends for family members, relatives and acquaintances, and especially baby quilts. It was so hard on her when she couldn’t quilt any more. Her number of quilts made would have to extend into the hundreds, if not, thousands.

Saude was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary Donkin of Burley; and brothers, Raymond and Hal Donkin.

She is survived by her husband, Don Clark; children, Kerry (Kathy) Clark, Karen Garner, Brent Clark, Craig Clark and Todd Clark. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Jamie (Sonya) Moon, Heather Kathleen Moon, Daniel Owens, Tyler (Stephanie) Owens, Robbie Owens, Miranda Thompson, Dusty Clark and Chloe Clark, five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A special thanks to the medical and nursing staffs at Cassia Regional Hospital as well as Intermountain Homecare and Hospice for the special attention they provided to Saude.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Eric Pierce of the Burley 7th Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Gem Memorial Gardens in Burley.

Friends and family will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from noon until 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, at the church prior to the service.

A live webcast of the funeral service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/26QqRanh2u8.

Condolences for Florence 'Saude' Clark

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From Jeri Holland Bullock:
Saude and Don were in our ward for years. I have fond memories of our Elders Quorom group and our wonderful progressive dinners. We made many lifelong friends in that group. My condolences go out to Karen, Don and the rest of the family. We loved Saude...she will be missed!
From David & Betty Barrett:
Don & family we are saddened to hear of Saude's pasing. fond memories of your family in the old 2nd ward. saude was a cool lady She had a good sense of humor. Prayers for your family at this time. Love to all of you
From Cole Clark :
She was the favorite aunt! I’m that guy!!
From Michelle Andersen:
Saude was so attentive to her Mother when cared for her years ago. Mary Donkin. Elegant lady. Saude treated her like liquid gold. That is where her nickname came from. May you Rest In Peace and I’m certain your Mama met you on the other side. Always loved you Michelle Andersen
From Rinez and Doug Campbell:
Karen, we didn't know your mom, but we know what a special person you are and so she must have been wonderful. Please know of our love and prayers for your comfort and peace. You will miss her, no doubt, and you know where she is and how free she is. Much love!
From Sanie Baker:
I’ll always have fond memories of visiting Saude and getting to know her sweet spirit. She blessed many mothers with her baby quilts she made and donated. May her family find peace in the beautiful memories they have of her.
From Janice Schaeffer:
Karen, my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray God’s peace be with you in this time of sorrow.
From Kathryn Hall:
I am very sad to hear of Saude’s passing. She was a good friend and so helpful with my quilts.. we will so miss her. Kathryn Hall

From Eileen A. Petersen:
Don, Karen, and other family members, we send our deep, heart-felt condolences. May you feel the peace of the Savior's love at this sad time. It was always a pleasure to speak with Saude. She was optimistic and kind. As our dear Prophet, President Nelson calls it: Saude has now "graduated to heaven." She stayed on the Covenant Path and you are a family forever! Love and prayers from Eileen and family.
From Val Moon:
Saude always made me feel so special as I would walk to Sav-Mor Drug as a little girl. Sometimes to get prescriptions for my little brother or just if I stopped to get some candy. She always made me feel like I was her friend. I loved her all through the years and still do. I am so sorry Karen. My heart goes out to you, your father, and family.
From Clyde & Julie Hardinger:
We are sorry for your loss. What a great life print your mom left.
From Richard and Nola Holyoak:
Saude will always have a special place in our hearts. Her sweet humility was so precious. We mourn with your family, but rejoice in her release from her difficulties.
From Dan P Kelly:
I am sorry to hear about your loss. When I was a kid both Don and Saude were good to me and my mom. It is not easy losing a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From Jan Boyce:
My heart goes out to all the Don Clark family. Saude was an awesome aunt and made me feel welcome whenever we visited. May our Heavenly Father bless you at this sad time.
From Lu & Randy Brower:
Don, Kerry, Karen - we are so sorry for your loss. Saude was a wonderful woman. May God’s arms of comfort surround and enfold you at this time and in days to come. Our sincerest condolences.
From Don and Vivian Wayment:
So sorry for your lost. You have been such good neighbors these many years. Sending our prayers and hugs to you.
From Richard and Nola Holyoak:
Saude will always have a special place in our hearts. Her sweet humility was so precious. We mourn with your family, but rejoice in her release from her difficulties.
From Stan & Betty Rasmussen:
Don we are so sorry for the passing of our sweet Saude. She I had a kind word and very thoughtful. She taught me alot about quilting. You are in our hearts and prayers for comfort to you and your family
From Adam Christensen:
Annette and I were so sad to hear of Saude's passing. Don you and your family are in our prayers.
From Guy and Lyn Ann Arnell :
I have lost my lunch companion. Don I am so sorry for your loss. She has been a dear friend for a long time. I was looking forward to lunch next week. Our prayers are with you and your family
From Heather Jones:
Karen So Sorry to hear about ur mom!!!

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