Theodore “Ted” Sirls Clark passed into the loving arms of his sweetheart and eternal companion, Nancy, September 23, 2023. Ted was born the youngest of five children on September 21, 1932, in Georgetown Idaho, five days after the tragic death of his father. They soon moved to Salt Lake City to be near family.
After fulfilling his graduation requirements for West High School in 1951, Ted enlisted in the Navy two months shy of graduation. He was trained as a flight technician and participated in three cruises on four different aircraft carriers. After bootcamp Ted and Nancy began writing to each other faithfully while he was overseas. During leave after his second cruise, Ted and Nancy were married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 11, 1953. They immediately moved to San Diego where he had to embark on his third and final cruise.
After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Ted enrolled at the University of Utah to study Electrical Engineering. He then worked 35 years for the Boeing Company mainly with the department of defense. He was a great asset to the company with his mathematics and analytical skills.
Ted and Nancy raised six children and were faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His family and his faith meant everything to him. He served in many ward and stake callings including five bishoprics. His two most endearing times were serving a mission with his wife in Vancouver, British Columbia and then being ordained a Patriarch. He served six years as an active Patriarch in the Syracuse Bluff Stake.
Ted is a kind and patient person. He loves people and can make friends wherever he goes. His quiet gentle nature, warm smile, and thoughtful conversations will be missed. His need for hugs and back scratches will be a sweet memory.
Ted is preceded in death by his wife Nancy and his grandson Sean. He is survived by his six children: Richard (Linda) Clark, Ann (Kevin) Rodabaugh, David Clark, Bradley (Darby) Clark, Kimberly (Bradley) Peterson, and Michael (Noelani) Clark, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Syracuse LDS Chapel, 2339 West 1900 South. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Lindquist's Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West.