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Wanetta Clark

April 14, 1944 ~ February 11, 2019 (age 74)

Wanetta Passey Clark passed away February 11, 2019, at the age of 74.   She was born on April 16, 1944 in Afton Wyoming to Delvin Parley Passey and Veda Vilate Passey.  She was welcomed by her siblings Rose (West), Arnold, Onae (Murphy), and Lynn.  She was the youngest of 5 children.  Wanetta was raised on a ranch north of Thayne Wyoming.  Wanetta married Mark Clark Jr.  May 04, 1959.   They lived and helped on the Ranch, east of Etna.This is where they had their first 4 children, Carol, Connie, Gary and Tammy. In the spring of 1973 they moved just south and above the canal where they started working their own land. This is where they added Shelia, Marc, Mindy and Margo to the family.  Wanetta always took an active part with the farm. They raised sheep for many years before switching to cattle.  One of her favorite jobs was swathing.  Many of her kids were born around the time the hay needed cut, she would be back to swathing within days, with the newborn baby rightalongside.   

Another favorite was spring, calving season.  She was known for being out in a blizzard checking her cows wearing flip flops.   Wanetta loved animals. She always had many pets. Often during winter storms there would be two or three calves on the floor in front of the fireplace warming up.

Her husband, Mark Clark Jr. passed away November 13, 1985.    Wanetta was suddenly left with six of her eight kids still at home with four of them under the age of 12, a ranch to run and cattle to tend.   She was determined to do the only thing she knew how to do, WORK HARD AND NEVER GIVE UP.   

She was known for her coffee and her cooking, especially her Cinnamon rolls. Her house was always welcoming, Wanetta had a big heart, and

She would take in her children’s friends and treat them like her own. She loved and spoiled her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Delvin and Veda Passey, Her husband Mark Clark Jr. Sister; Rose, Brother; Arnold  Brother; Lynn,Son in law; John Roe Hale. Grand Children;Destiny and Dawn Turner, Thaddeus John Hale, and Marisa Wanetta Clark.  

She is Survived by her eight children, Carol Peck husband Ole, Connie Linford husband Rick, Gary Clark  wife Tina, Tammy Heiner husband Stacy,   Sheila Turner, Marc Clark wife Deanna, Mindy Clark, Margo Peterson husband Paul,  23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

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