Jack Boyd Clark

Jack Boyd Clark, age 82, of Spring Lake passed away on July 10, 2017 just shy of his 60th wedding anniversary. Jack was born on February 26, 1935 in Benjamin, Utah to parents Henry Clifford and Mary Iola Ashby Clark. He graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1953. He later received his CDL.

He married his sweetheart Nelva Simpson on July 26, 1957 and they were later sealed in the Manti Temple in August of 1976. Together they had 6 children: Boyd, Kevin, Brian, Brent, Charlene, and Shandra.

Jack loved to work and taught his family the value of hard work. He worked in construction, and sheared sheep which was his passion! He also worked his own farm, was a coal miner, and hard rock miner.

He enjoyed fishing (especially with his grandson Josh), building horse buggies, working horses and giving rides to others.  Jack was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in various callings.

He is survived by his wife Nelva, his children: N. Boyd (Carol) of Spanish Fork, Kevin (Shae) of Elk Ridge, Brian (Roxanne) of Heber City, Brent (Jill) of Spring Lake, Charlene (Kent) Brailsford of Payson and Shandra Camara of Payson; 24 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren with one on the way, and 7 great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by a sister Carol Francis, and 2 brothers James (Christine), and Paul (Emily).

Jack Boyd Clark was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clifford, and sister Joann.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Spring Lake 1st Ward, 12625 South Spring Lake Road, Payson, Utah. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson. A visitation will also be held prior to services from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will be held at the Benjamin City Cemetery.

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  1. elaine camara

    he would take me on horse back rides with my sister and cousin mindi and ellie. it was always fun when he would get the little carrier out and we would ride. its fun. i was over with my friend and we were eating at the dinner table and he said loudly, “can i have some of that white liquid” grandma past him the milk and he says “thank you ma” today me and my best friend skylee still love that saying. we say it all the time for a laugh. i will always love him and remember him. love you grandpa.