- 91 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 4, 1923
- Place of birth:
Belton, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 17, 2014
- Place of passing:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
|“It’s still the same old story / A fight for love and glory...”|
"I was given such a wonderful gift the last month of my dad's life. My dad always wanted to live independently but when he became debilitated to the point of needing assistance he made the choice to move close to me. I spent almost everyday with him. We played dominos and did crossword puzzles and just talked. One day I told him he should let me win at dominos because it was my least favorite game. He chuckled and said " Dear daughter don't you know there is no love in dominos but I love you". Because my dad was always serious about the business of life it was so precious to be given the opportunity see into his very kind, gentle and loving heart. Of all the moments in life the month I spent with my dad before he passed will always be special to me."
"Mr. Clark was a great man he will be missed dearly. I will never forget how much he has done for me an my family.I'm so glad I got to spend time with him just a few month's ago he invited to a spring training baseball game here in surprise we had a great time all the stories and knowledge I have acquired over the years from Lloyd I will never forget it was a blessings to have him in our life I thank him for serving our country and being the person I admire for all the great things he had achieved in life he was a truly great genuine honest man my he rest in peace."
"This is Maria Trevino sorry to be so late on saying how I felt working for lloyds it was a joy he wasn't a boss he was more like a father to me he did so much for my family and Its always very good to talk to when I was feeling down he would listen and would always say things are gonna be okay I'm really gonna miss him like I miss his wife Jean whom I also saw as a mother always loved and will always miss u"
"Lloyd was a wonderful man and always had time for you. I met Lloyd when I was appointed by Scottsdale Mayor, Herb Drinkwater to represent Scottsdale on a new committee to retain the history of the POW Camp at Papago Park. That first meeting at Royal Palms Hotel began a life long friendship with Lloyd. I new right away that he was a "one of a kind" and a special friend. That committee later became Papago Trackers. Thanks to lloyd I met many great people. Lloyd will never be forgotten"
"I spent the lst 2 yrs helping him as a care provider we shared many laughs an he taught me an my daughter to play dominos which we both still love todo today he always was thnkin of my daughter an whn he found something of intrest in the paper would save it for her he taught her how to draw her name into a picture an tld us about interesting facts tht we would have never known other wise he will always b cherished in our hearts an greatly missed by us thank u to the family for the oppertunety to no get to no such a wounderfull man our prayers r for u during this time"
"The staff at the Arizona State Archives misses Lloyd. We remember his gracious spirit, his concern for others, his sense of humor, his enjoyment of all things Casablanca and his passion for history. His love for Jean was evident in all that he did. We are grateful that he chose to donate his wonderful Arizona photograph collection, his research files, Papago Trackers and C.A.M.P collections to the Archives."
Just tried to reach you on your cell to let you know how much we will all miss your father. I met him some 25-30 years ago as a young political reporter when he was president of Friends of Channel 8. He was a prolific letter-to-the-editor writer when I was editing the editorial pages in both Phoenix and, more recently, here in Dallas. I always enjoyed his commentary.
Most of all, I appreciated his enthusiasm and advice when my husband and I moved 12 years ago to Dallas from Phoenix. We stayed in touch over the years via letter and phone calls at birthdays. He visited us several times in our Dallas home when he was still making the twice-annual trips to North Texas for those UTA board meetings. My husband and I, and granddaughter Isabelle, 8, visited with Lloyd at an ice cream parlor Surprise, Arizona a summer ago. It was fun all the way around the table.
I have always been inspired by Lloyd's wide interests, curiosity and experiences. He had a memory for detail that would shame an elephant. I hope to have half his wit at 91!
Our thoughts are very much with you and your family at this difficult time.
PS: Here's a link to the obituary that we published this morning in TDMN:
Keven Ann Willey
Vice President and Editorial Page Editor
Dallas Morning News
"Lloyd had an incredible talent and curiosity for many things, especially concerning the state of Arizona. He inspired and touched lives in countless ways and will be deeply missed by those of us who were privileged to call him our friend."
"I remember Lloyd. . .
A conscientious co-worker,
A consistent role model,
An affirming friend, and
Always an inspiration."
"I first met Lloyd when he taught a Rio Salado class on Arizona military history and have been close to him ever since, traveling with him when he served as guide to a number of military sites. It was my privilege to replace him as AZ Historical Society's representative on the AZ Board on Geographic and Historic Places. We fought together to keep the name of Squaw Peak in place. I hold Lloyd high on my list of the greatest man I have ever been associated with and had the honor of knowing. We misse Jean and now Lloyd."
"So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Clark. He wrote a wonderful column for many years at the Daily News-Sun, where I worked for a dozen years. I didn't edit his work; others did. But we often chatted, music, movies and history when he visited the office to turn in his copy for the column. He became a source some years later when I worked at the Arizona Capitol Times and Lloyd was on the state Historic Names and Places Board. He become a lightning rod of controversy for his opposition to renaming Squaw Peak in honor of Lori Piestewa, a Native American soldier killed in the aftermath of the 2001 terror attacks on the United States. Lloyd actually knew Piestewa and was in favor of the change, but he wanted it done in the time line specified under federal policy. He stuck to his principles even as the name change was rushed through the board."
"I directed the State Office of Economic Opportunity and worked with
Llloyd when he headed SEAGO. Bright, nice guy, good organizer
He admitted that the best careers were in the metro areas, but he
loved these smaller communities.
"I had the great privilege and honor to serve with Lloyd in the Arizona Army National Guard. As a fellow writer, we shared a passion for the written word. He was most generous in his comments about some of my newspaper opinion columns (writing under a pen name) and would mail me copy of a particular column with a handwritten note attached. From time to time, we would stay in touch by phone, conversations that I will always treasure. My life is all the richer having known Lloyd Clark, a true gentleman, a priceless friend and a great American patriot."
"Was there anything about our beautiful state that Lloyd didn't know? What a wonderful, gracious man! With sincere condolences to his family and friends."
"The world and especially the West Valley will be poorer without dear Lloyd. I also went to UT at Arlington and when I met Lloyd in Sun City West, he not only told me lots about that campus and also SMU where my husband and I went. His story of the German POW camps to work cotton out near the White Tanks entrance was fascinating. And his story of the Germans who escaped after thinking there was a river according to a Phoenix map was absorbing and the stuff of legends. I took pix of Lloyd and his wife and after she died, gave them to him and saw his love and pain. He was such an addition to the Dallas Morning News and the Daily News-Sun out here. He was such an addition to everyone he ever met. And I have all his books. Cordially, Dr. Diane Cheney"
for those wanting to read more of Lloyd Clark's affiliation with UTA"
"Dad, we love you. A very focused, insightful, highly intelligent, a man I was fortunate to call "Dad", died, Monday morning at the age of 91. To some he was called Yunior or Doone, because he himself could not say Junior. Others called him Clay for his middle name. After he married my sweet Momma, Jean Reeves Clark, most called him LLoyd. There were three who called him Dad. Eight who called him Grampa and four would eventually know him as Great grampa. Many call him friend, mentor, beloved historian, man of his word and a man that convinced many to be excited about the things he so passionately pursued. For me I will remember how he listened to my concerns, changed his thinking when I expressed my pain, loved to pray with me and in general strove to be the best Dad he could be. Rest well, Dad, see you on that beautiful shore in Heaven. Love, Candyce.....last note...Dad named me Cand y ce because it could easily and correctly be changed to Candy."
"A wonderful and generous man. I heard him tell the story about his time as editor in chief of The Shorthorn, the student newspaper at UTA, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and could listen to it again, and again, and again. My thoughts are with his family."
"I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Clark's passing. I got to know Mr. Clark briefly when I received the Lloyd Clark Scholarship at the University of Texas at Arlington. We had lunch and corresponded for a bit. He even sent me his book. Mr. Clark was such a gracious, sweet man and an accomplished journalist. I really appreciated that he took the time to get to know and support young reporters. He will be missed."
"Lloyd was very helpful and considerate to my parents Phil and Genevieve Noe and of me. For this I am very grateful. I know he will be missed by Roger and Joelle, Jean-Philip and Jeanine and family. May they find peace and comfort."
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