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Fernie Kay Clark of Colorado Springs passed away February 2, 2019. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 57 years.  He was born on July 1, 1926 in Perry, Florida.   He is preceded in death by his parents, Fernie L. and Mellie Clark.  He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Elder) Clark.

Fernie served in the United States Navy.  He graduated from Florida State University in 1950.  He retired from the Air Force Space Command as a Real Estate Specialist.   He was a member of Village Seven Presbyterian Church and lived a strong Christian life.  He had an incredible love for his family and life!  He loved to travel and was able to make many trips in his later years with his wife, Eileen.  He enjoyed playing Bridge in which he was a Master Point Player.  The hobbies he enjoyed were bowling, golf, reading and fishing.  He was an active member of the Argonauts and enjoyed his Civil Engineer’s Retiree group.   Whatever he put his mind to he accomplished and did so with enthusiasm.  When asked about his life he would say that he had no regrets and he had a great life!

Fernie is survived by his loving wife, Eileen Parker; sons: Mike (Carla) Clark, Charlie (Ann) Clark, Paul (Val) Clark; step-children: Kyle (Gabriele) Hunke, Amy (Joe) Galloway, Mary (Mark) Bunge; grandchildren: Jamie (Kris) Sproul, Lindsey (Chris) Kinzer, Heather (Ryan) Gable, Kristine Chisholm, Kristi (Chris) Nellor, Lori (Billy) Trujillo; step-grandchildren: Jeffrey (Jessica) Galloway, Benjamin (Tori Crain) Galloway, Jenna and Nicolas Larson, Paul J (Mary Reid) Bunge, and Caroline Bunge; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South, reception immediately following.  Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Springs Rescue Mission or the charity of your choice.

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  1. EILEEN CLARK- We got the e-mail from the Colorado Springs Country Club regarding Fernie this morning on our Cruise boat in Hanoi.. It is truly a big surprise to us. The last time we saw you both a few weeks ago he seemed to be doing so well. We grew to love Fernie over the years as a true friend. Our Condolences to you and your Family. We will return on Feb. 20th and will give you a call when we arrive back home. Our thought are with you. Love to you from Vietnam – Jim & Lee Ringe jamesdringe@comcast.net

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  3. One of the joys of playing bridge at The Bridge Center is the opportunity to meet people of all ages and backgrounds. Playing with Fernie was always a delight. He was a skilled player and a consummate gentlemen. His sense of humor was bright and uplifting and warm. I will miss seeing him at “the tables” but I will never forget him. My sympathy goes to his friends, family, and all of us who hold him in high regard.

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