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Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel

407 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

OBITUARY

Kenneth W. Clark

May 18, 1943August 13, 2019
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Kenneth William Clark fondly known as “Kenny”, age 76, passed away peacefully with dignity and grace on August 13, 2019. He was surround by family and his beloved wife Glynda on their ranch that he loved in Sedalia, CO. He was diagnosed with cancer just 23 days earlier.

Kenny was born on May 18, 1943 in Haxtun, CO, the third child of Grover Kinzie Clark and Pauline Heckman. Ken graduated from Haxtun High School where he excelled in sports. He went on to earn a double bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology and business administration from Western State College in Gunnison, CO in 1965. He began his career with Frontier Airlines forming a marketing team working with many high-profile clients. His favorite was the Denver Broncos. His love of sales and marketing eventually lead him to Energy Fuels and the oil and gas industry. Ken’s entrepreneurial spirit forged on and in 1978 he formed his own company which today is known as Star Ryder Energy. His wanderlust for travel and intense drive granted him an appointment among 30 other US delegates from President Ronald Reagan in 1983 to represent India, England, Canada and Russia in foreign relations. A rancher and avid horseman, Ken was a true cowboy and beloved gentleman. He lovingly greeted everyone….no matter race, color, or creed, young or old. With bright blue eyes and a huge smile he personalized every conversation, always tipping his hat to the ladies. Ken was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Ken was proceeded in death by his brother Stan Clark, sister Diana Tufts, daughter Teri Jo Smith. Ken is survived by his wife Glynda Clark, son Randy Anderson, daughter Shelly Clark, grandchildren Erica, Maigen, Chelsie, Zach, Zoe, Kaidyn, Austen and Brandon and a brother Bradford Clark of Burly, Idaho. Kenny was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by Glynda’s Children Renee Tielkemeier, Garry Kirkland, and Jason Kirkland and her grandchildren Spencer, Halle, Carter, Charlie, Catherine, Faith and Christian.

Friends may greet the family Sunday, August 18th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Olinger Andrews Funeral Home, 407 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, in Castle Rock, CO on Monday, August 19th at 10:00am. Burial service will immediately follow at Bear Canon Cemetery at St Philips in the Field Church, 397 N Perry Park Rd, Sedalia CO 80135

The family would like to thank Namaste Hospice Care for their devoted and caring services. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to St Phillip in the Field Episcopal Church in the name of Kenneth W. Clark.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Austen Smith
  • Brandon Smith
  • Scott Smith
  • Charlie Kirkland
  • Miguel Vega
  • Carter Tielkemeir
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Phillip in the Field Episcopal Church

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Cemetery Committal Service Monday, August 19, 2019

Memories

Kenneth W. Clark

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Mike and Ilene Warner

August 17, 2019

There is an Empty Saddle in the corral at the Clark Ranch in Castle Rock, CO. Our beloved friend Ken Clark last sat that saddle but left it to pick his next ride from a Remuda in heaven where he will join loved family and friends and the Riders in the Sky.
Kenny - It's been a great ride partner. You've been a great friend since 1971. We enjoyed so much our travels and visits with you over the years.
Our thanks to you Glynda for being at his side during his last ride.

Becky Steiner

August 16, 2019

A Special man...a Special cousin who has had a special place in my life and my heart since we were kids. And, after ‘walking me down the isle’ some 40+ years ago, he became a special part of my family’s lives.
Until we meet again - we will miss you, Kenny Clark!

Jane Weisheitinger

August 16, 2019

The world has lost a great man and I’m deeply saddened by this news. . I have such fond memories of Kenny and he will hold a special place in my heart forever! I love all his beautiful pictures posted on this memorial. They really capture how he lived life to the fullest. Warm condolences goes out to our family and close friends. Kenny will be eternally missed! 💕
Sharing a pic of us cousins. I’m so happy we got together with Kenny last year!

Celia Heermann Dutcher

August 16, 2019

Kenny was the leader and classmate of Haxtun High School class of '61. He was always full of fun and spirit with a depth of feeling for others. May Glynda and his family know he will be meeting and greeting all those he is with now.

Lenny Jecminek

August 14, 2019

I have a lot of memories of my uncle but I guess the biggest one is when I helped him at the ranch in castle rock for a couple of years. I sure am going to miss our conversations

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