Kevin Clark

Obituary of Kevin Darrow Clark

Kevin Darrow Clark was born on February 11th, 1957 in San Jose, California to Norma and Charles Clark. The middle of 3 children, with sisters Deborah and Sandra, Kevin’s early childhood was full of adventure as the family frequently took trips and even lived in Germany for a time while Kevin was a child. Starting at a young age, Kevin developed a love of caring for animals, especially his favorite guinea pig Finney. When Kevin was a teenager, the family moved to San Juan Bautista where he helped his family adapt to ranch life and raised show steers and pigs. At the age of 16, Kevin rebuilt his first car, the family Ford LTD station wagon, which began a life-long passion for cars and machines. This passion led Kevin to purchase his own muscle car, his favorite Buick GS, which he used to tear up and down the back roads of San Juan Bautista and Hollister where he lived. Not only did Kevin enjoy working on his own ride but enjoyed helping friends and family with whatever needed to be done, all he wanted was to help others. In high school, Kevin met Scott Thysell, someone who would remain his best friend for the rest of his life. In 1987, Kevin was introduced to Nancy through Kevin’s sister Sandy, and they were married in 1989. Kevin and Nancy enjoyed many wonderful times together such as two trips touring Europe, a cross-country trip across the breadth of the United States, many evenings wine-tasting at local vineyards, and even just long drives through the countryside. In 1990, Kevin and Nancy welcomed a son into this world. Kevin took to fatherhood with the great joy and excitement, and the two of them enjoyed amazing times together, from riding ATVs at Pismo Beach, camping, Athletics games, and brewing their own beer. Kevin was an amazing husband, brother, father, and friend to everyone he came across. Kevin was a part of many amazing families from the ones he shared with his family and friends, to his relationships with people he worked with, such as his Casa De Fruta family with whom he enjoyed many great years together. It’s not hard to say that Kevin will be missed by many people, and that his absence in our lives leaves a great hole in all of us. But the impact in the lives of those who knew him will be felt forever, and we will never forget the gracious, loving person who we knew. Thank you, Kevin, we love you, and we will see you again someday. There is a Celebration of Life tentatively planned for the end of July as the current situation allows. Please consider making any donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Cancer Center or the National Parks Foundation
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