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1923 James 2018

James Bouldin Clark

September 18, 1923 — August 13, 2018

James "Jim" Clark
1923 - 2018
On August 13, 2018, James Jim Bouldin Clark passed away at the age of 94. He left this life surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Jim was the second child born to Charles and Martha (Carr) Clark on September 18, 1923 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He had an older brother, Charles and a younger sister, Betty Jo.
After graduating from high school in Strong City, Oklahoma, in 1942, Jim joined the U.S. Army. He served with the 23rd Calvary Squadron in central Europe during World War II. While stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Jim met the love of his life, Betty Jean Bussart of Wamego, Kansas. Five months later on June 4, 1944 (two days before D-Day), they were married in Lawton, Oklahoma. Shortly after, Jim was deployed to Germany.
After the war, Jim went to work in the Texas oilfields. He and Betty raised four children and the family moved wherever the oil and gas industry took them. In 1960, while working for J.C. Mann Drilling Company, Jim moved his family to Farmington, NM. That would be their last move. Jim and Betty would forever call Farmington home.
In 1985, Jim retired from Chief Transport. He and Betty built their dream chalet at Forest Lakes, Colorado. Later they acquired acreage in Mancos, Colorado. They made lifelong friends everywhere they went. Jim and Betty liked to travel. For their 60th wedding anniversary, they attended the unveiling of the WWII memorial in Washington, DC. Jim was a devoted fan of classic country music and dancing.
In 1946, Jim joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wamego, Kansas. He was an active and devoted member of San Juan County's VFW Post 2182 where he served as commander. He participated in the Post's Honor Guard that conducted military burial honors for all Veterans.
In 2008, the city honored Jim as Veteran of The Year and he rode in Farmington's July 4th parade. His devoted sense of patriotism was recognized in 2011 when he was awarded the prestigious Founder's Medal of Patriotism by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Not only was he patriotic, but Jim demonstrated a sincere concern for his fellow veterans and comrades in distress. They may have been incapable of living their lives as before, but they were never forgotten by Jim.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Charles Clark and his sister Betty Jo Austin. He is survived by his wife, Betty of 74 years. Children: Jean Humberson, Mesa, AZ; Charlene (Bobby) Campbell, Flora Vista; Anita Young, Farmington, and James Bud (Linda) Clark, Apache Junction, AZ. Grandchildren: Jeff (Valerie) Maes, Charles (Rhonda) Young, Brad (Vickie) Campbell, Brian (Lana) Campbell, Dani (Frank) Montoya, Jay (Diane) Clark, Leigh (Scott) Underwood, Traci (Steve) Shelby, Krystal (Rocky) Valdez, and Melissa Jax. Jim is also survived by thirty-seven great-grandchildren, Twelve great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family viewing will be held at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens in the Garden of Patriots in Farmington on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 10:00 am. Eulogy will be given by chaplain and dear friend, Lee Wooderson.
Honorary pallbearer will be, James Bud Clark. Pallbearers will be, Bobby Campbell, Jeff Maes, Charles Young, Brad Campbell, Brian Campbell and Jay Clark.
Following internment, a reception and celebration of Jim's life will be hosted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Post 2182, located on the Bloomfield Highway. Donations may be made, in Jim's name to VFW Post 2182, 5513 US 64, Farmington, NM 87401.
Jim's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington, NM., (505)325-8688.
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