Linda Clark, 66, of Broadus, Mont., passed away on Dec. 16, 2012, following a short battle with cancer.
Linda was born May 1, 1946, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Elmer and Billy Miles. She attended high school there and moved to Durango for college. There, she was fond of saying, she got her “MRS” degree: on May 1, 1966, she married Kenneth Clark in Colorado Springs. In 1974, they moved to Gillette, Wyo., where they lived for 30 years. They moved to Broadus in 2004.
She contributed much to the people in her community, wherever she was. She worked at Emerald City Preschool in Gillette for 10 years, sharing her joy for life with all she taught. She always did her best to give back. In Gillette, she volunteered at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and in Broadus, she served at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store and as an elementary school library assistant.
She was a proud member of Literacy Volunteers for America and a reading mentor for the after-school Bug’s Life program in Broadus. She also was a member of the East River Homemaker’s Club, where she loved to play a good game of Dirty Bingo. She was a longtime leader in the Girl Scouts of America, first for her daughters’ and then for her granddaughter’s troops.
While she blessed many organizations throughout her life, she will be remembered by everyone who knew her for the good things she did every day. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was always there for her grandchildren. She never missed one of their events. She made lunch every day and baked for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions — and everyone was especially fond of her chocolate chip cookies. Her stories were delightful and her hugs wonderful. She made everyone laugh. She was beloved by her family and by all who knew her.
Linda was preceded in death by her father, Elmer. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ken; daughters Tracie (Luke) Earley and Kerrie (Jesse) Larson; grandchildren Craig, Cody, and Sarah Earley; siblings Kay Marshall, Sharon Noble, and Terry Miles; and mother Billy.
Services took place Dec. 22, 2012.
Donations on Linda’s behalf may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.