Kory Clark

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Kory Clark
April 24, 1957 - Dec. 23, 2010

Kory Raymond Clark passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010.

He was born on April 24, 1957 in Rushville, Neb., to George and Jacqueline Lindenkin Clark. He graduated from Crawford High School, where he played football and was on the wrestling team. He worked for Northern Pacific Railroad for 11 years in Nebraska and then moved to Pendleton in 1988. He worked for Pay 'n Pak and PGG for several years before transferring to the Washington State Penitentiary where he was a correctional officer for the last 23 years.

Kory loved the outdoors and his favorite place to go hiking was in the Lostine region in Oregon. He loved to travel and recently spent time in Mexico and Hawaii with his wife, Judy Clark. Kory was a great gardener and enjoyed sharing his harvest with his friends. He also loved the thrill of riding his motorcycles and bicycle. In the springtime, you could often find him riding his bicycle up to Bennington Lake. He was loved by his many friends and co-workers. Kory's pride and joy were his grandchildren. He loved spending time with them doing whatever they asked him to do.

Kory was preceded in death by his parents; grandfather; and an aunt. He is survived by his wife, Judy; and son, Trevor Reser, at home, his son, Sandi Kyle and his wife, Brie, in South Dakota; his two daughters, Amber Corona and her husband, Alex, and Miranda Clark, all of Pendleton; his son, Tyson Clark of Walla Walla; and grandchildren, Kennedy and Ebin Clark of Pendleton and Jaden, Elizabeth and Connor Kyle of South Dakota; brothers, Kasey Clark of Nebraska, Kirby Clark of Pendleton, Kris Clark of Nebraska and Karl Clark of Iowa; and sisters, Kim Fritzler of Nebraska, and Kathy Clark of South Dakota.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at 4 p.m. at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kory Raymond Clark Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

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