Donald L. Clark 1928-2017

Donald Clark, June 22, 1928 — Jan. 9, 2017

Donald L. Clark passed away in Placerville, Calif., on Jan. 9, 2017, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Connie, in 2013. He was the loving father of Kathy (Tim) Breadon, Curt (Peggy) Clark, Judy (Ruben) Grijalva, Jane (Tom) Martino and Larry (Adri) Clark; beloved grandfather of Justin, Jamie, Don, Ryan, Ruben James, David, Tim, Paul, Jim, Laura, Kelly, Caitlin, Greg and Gabe; great-grandfather of nine; and great-great-grandfather of two.

Donald was born in Yankton, S.D., on June 22, 1928. He and Connie moved to El Dorado County, Calif., in 1988 and they resided at the Gold Country Retirement Community these last 28 years. He was a Civil Engineer with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Highways for more than 30 years. He was an active member of the Gold Country Baptist Church in Shingle Springs, Calif., belonging to the Men’s Bible Study group and helping as an usher and greeter. His loves were woodworking and golfing but above all, his family.

A celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. at the Gold Country Baptist Church, 3800 North Shingle Road in Shingle Springs. Private interment has been held at Westwood Hills Memorial Park in Placerville, where he was reunited with Connie. Contributions in Donald’s name may be made to the Gold Country Baptist Church Missions Fund. Friends may sign an electronic guestbook and leave condolences at

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The following people are on the arrest log of January 14, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

Age: 37, Sex: M
BN: JN1700209
Facility: PV, Agency: EDSO
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Crime 4: MISDEMEANOR 11377(A) POSSESS CNTL SUB Bail: $2,500.00

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by Placerville Newswire / Jan 15, 2017 / comments

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