It is with extreme sorrow that the family of Dorothy Ileene Clark announce her passing on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 72 years of age, a month short of her 73rd birthday, and a very special day, as it was both her sister Verna and grandson Kyle’s birthday.
Dorothy was born on June 21, 1942 to Wilf and Eileen Clemens of Pincher Creek, Alberta and was the second oldest of eight children. She was married to her loving husband Butch for 46 years before he was tragically taken from us in 2009.
Dorothy’s greatest love was her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many and touched so many lives in such a positive and loving way. Many people will remember her from over the 20 years that she and Butch owned and operated the Petro Canada in Marysville and Jim Bob’s Mini Mart. She loved baseball and hockey and especially the road trips for Dylan’s hockey where she cheered him and his team on and made many friends along the way. Dorothy will always be remembered for how hard she worked and how she gave so unselfishly to everyone she loved and cared for. She will also be remembered for the beautiful Christmas display that she did ever year. She was a “Grandma” to every one of her grandchildren’s friends and absolutely loved it when they called her Grandma. Dorothy moved into her dream home/acreage in Gold Creek where she loved riding horses and gardening. She had two beautiful gardens as well as her rock garden where she spent endless hours making the property look so beautiful and spending hours riding horses and swimming in her pool.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters Carmon (Regan) and Paula (Roy); grandchildren Kyle, Shayna, Cheyenne, Rylee and Dylan; brother Dave Clemens (Carol) and sisters Judy (Howard) Christiansen, Dave (Carol) Clemens, Diane (Don) Guilford, Verna (Randy) Marsh, Rhonda Shepansky and sister-in-law Pat Clemens plus numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Butch, parents Wilf and Eileen Clemens and brothers Wilf and Jack Clemens.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at the Marysville Community Church on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Her interment will take place at a later date.