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Helen Murray (Clark) - Year Entered 1956

Helen Murray (Clark)

From Brenda Drew, daughter of Helen Clark


Helen Marie Clark of Eugene, Oregon, died Sunday, November 15, 2020. She was 82.  She was diagnosed with a rare blood disease, Polycythemia Vera, when she was 49.   The doctors believe it turned into acute leukemia shortly before her death.  She lived far beyond any of the medical professionals’ expectations as the average life expectancy is eight to 15 years with this condition.


Official Obituary


Obituary of Helen Marie Clark

Helen Marie Clark of Eugene, Oregon, died Sunday, November 15, 2020. She was 82. Helen was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Archie Lee Murray and Olga Marie Gunderland Murray of Lampasas, Texas. 

She was a kind, sweet, loving mother and wife who positively impacted the lives of everyone she met. She supported the work of her husband, Pastor Bryce G. Clark, originally of Bridger, Montana, until the day he died in 2013.  They met at Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, and married in 1958. 

Helen was a homemaker as well as a talented artist who painted using oils on canvas in the style of the old masters. She also enjoyed playing the piano and played it beautifully until shortly before her death.  Helen loved nature, gardening, and was also an exceptional cook. She leaves behind five children: Kent Clark, Karen Clark, Sharon Carlson, Robert Clark, and Brenda Drews; twelve grandchildren: Kenneth Kalen Clark, Kollina West, Kameron Clark, Jonathan Connor Clark, Carlton Clark, Kyle Clark, Benjamin Clark, Ethan Clark, Sean Clark, Rachel Clark, Jonathan Carlson, and  Chaela Carlson; nine great-grandchildren, and three sisters: Marylyn Lutz, Ginger Adams, and Cheryl Lake, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen will be interred next to her husband on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Eugene, Oregon.  

She will be greatly missed.

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