Carolyn Clark

November 20, 1944December 24, 2013
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Carolyn Clark, 69, of Duluth, died December 24, 2013.

Carolyn Clark was born November 20, 1944, in Minot, North Dakota to Arnold and Helen (Josephson) Juhala. She was raised in Minot and completed high school at Minot High School. In 1962, she moved to Baltimore, MD to attend Johns Hopkins University. She later returned to Minot briefly prior to moving to Los Angeles, CA where she married William Clark on July 29, 1966 and worked in medical research. In 1970, they moved to St. Paul, MN where they began raising a family. In 1973, Carolyn and Bill moved to Litchfield, MN. In 1979, they moved their young family to Duluth where Carolyn later graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with bachelors degrees in biology and English. She worked for ten years at the University of Minnesota Duluth, School of Medicine before returning to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin Superior. After completing a Master of Arts degree in communications, she began working at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in sales and marketing. After 15 years with the Holiday Inn, she joined Skyline Shuttle in 2009, a business started by her son, David, where she worked in customer service and marketing until September 2013.

Carolyn was a member of Pilgrim Congregational Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking, music, reading, travel, gardening and flowers, exercising and participating in local road races as a walker, cultural and civic activities, and doting on her grandchildren.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, William of Duluth; two sons, William (Jennifer) Clark, Duluth, and David Clark, Duluth; one daughter Susan (James Walker) Clark of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren, Nathan Clark, Chloe, Nicholas Clark and Sofia Walker; two brothers, Roland (Shirley) Juhala of Lake Sherwood, MO, John (Gerlinde) Juhala of Rockport, TX, one sister Beryl (Neil) Hultin of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister-in-law, Donna Juhala.

Memorials can be made to the Solvay Hospice House ( in Duluth, MN and the ALS Association (

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 2nd at Bell Brothers Jarvi-Dowd Funeral Home, 925 E 4th St. in Duluth, and will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service, Friday, January 3rd at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E 4th St., in Duluth. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2014

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January 11, 2014

Carolyn's mother and father were married on Christmas Eve, 1934, the same day she died in 2013. We are sad to hear about her loss and now think about her every day. Beryl Juhala Hultin.

Karolynn Cechowski

January 10, 2014

Carolyn was one of my childhood friends in Minot, ND, where I was born and lived for eight years. We lived on the same street. I can remember playing with her at her house and often smelling the wonderful aroma of bread baking in the kitchen. I moved to Alaska with my family at age eight and we lost touch. Sometime last year I found Carolyn on Facebook and sent a friend request, but never heard back. And today I entered her name in Google and found this site. I am so sad to hear of her death. I so wish we could have reconnected, but she must have been very ill. I remember you, Beryl, though not as well as Carolyn. You have my sincere condolences. Karolynn Kohlmann Cechowski, Anchorage, Alaska.


January 6, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

January 5, 2014

I so enjoyed all of the photo's of Carolyn. I felt like time stood steal for a brief moment. I remember as children having fun in Minot spending time with the Juhala's and telling childhood secrets to one another. I know Carolyn is in heaven with her family and relatives that have gone before her. Life is short but having read the obituary I know she had a full life. She had a love of her life, her spouse, loving children and grandchildren and work that she valued. Well done cousin, see you one day in Heaven. Love Bonnie Juhala Ness

Beryl Hultin

January 5, 2014

Carolyn was my darling sister who grew up during my high school years in Minot, ND and spent time with me and my husband living in Baltimore, MD once she graduated from high school. We are totally sorry for the family who will miss her lovely manners. But my loss is more dreadful to no longer have my one and only sister gone. She has suffered far more than we can imagine. With all my love to you, Carolyn. Beryl Juhala Hultin

January 3, 2014

What a lovely person Carolyn has been to everyone around her. She has always been so gracious and has left lasting memories for our daughter Jennifer. She always had high ambitions and admirable perseverance. May her family find blessings with the many memories of their own. Joe and Cindy GIesen and family.

Carl Macioce

January 2, 2014

In the short time I knew Carolyn I found her to be a warm person with a wonderful sense of humor.

Jen Clark

January 1, 2014

Feeling so blessed to have had you in my life. I love you so much and I am so sorry you had to battle such a horrible disease. I have never known anyone more courageous and strong. You taught me so much in our short time together. I will love you always and I try to pass that strength on to your Grandchildren and I will attempt that Strength in my own life. Finally at peace my dear mother in law.

Phil Hultin

December 31, 2013

Carolyn was my "favorite aunt" when I was a kid. She always sent Christmas presents wrapped in the most amazing ways, with little figures on top instead of just plain bows and ribbons. She gave me a chemistry set when I was about 10 years old, and it probably helped to inspire me to pursue chemistry as a career. I thought it was pretty cool to have an aunt who did science.

She also put together a cookbook, and made copies for my mom and the other women in the family. The book was all typed up and put into ring binders with covers that Carolyn embroidered with the birth flowers of the women who got the books. I learned to cook from that book, and several of its recipes are still part of my own repertoire today.

Although the Clarks and the Hultins lived far enough apart that we didn't see each other that often, Carolyn's creativity and energy, her sense of fun, and her forthright (not to say outspoken) nature were memorable and endearing. She was taken from us far too soon and I will miss her.

December 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn's family. She was a warm, kind and thoughtful. May memories of her life and courage warm your hearts as you grieve. Jan Marko & Bill Spivey and Lenora Juhala