Dale Prentice Clark passed away peacefully at his home in Bovill, Idaho on March 8, 2018. His loving family was by his side. Dale was born to Ezra and Alice Clark on December 26, 1957 at Tri State Memorial Hospital in Clarkson, Washington. Dale and his family moved from Clarkston to Winchester, Idaho when he was three. After just 1 year, they moved to Bovill, Idaho where he attended Bovill Elementary and went on to graduate from Deary High School in 1976. While in high school, Dale excelled in football and played on Deary High’s 1975 State Basketball Championship team.
Dale started his lifelong career in the woods with R L Shook as a landing sawyer. He later worked for Potlatch where he remained employed until 1991. Other future employers consisted of Bernal Zimmerman and Darby Logging. Dale finished his logging career at Dean’s Logging.He married Nancy Lohman in 1978 and together they had a son, Dane in 1984, and a daughter, Ashlea in 1987. They later divorced in 1995.
Dale enjoyed riding motorcycles in his early years and always looked forward to watching the latest motocross with his friends. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. If he wasn’t kicked back in his recliner watching TV with Izzy you best check Moose Creek or the East Fork. The outdoors wasn’t just a hobby; it was a way of life. Almost every morning and/or evening he was after bass, pike, coyote or a big whitetail buck. Friends and family would always ask for advice on where to hunt or fish and I’ll be danged if it didn’t lead them right to the “hot spot” way more often than not. He spent most of his spare time riding four-wheelers with his friends and his dog, Izzy, on the gas tank.
Dale was preceded in death by his father, Ezra P. Clark, and his sister, Jan Staniford. He is survived by his beloved Boston Terrier, Izzy; his son Dane (Bev) Clark and their sons Blaine and Blake; his daughter Ashlea (Trevor) Lassiter and their sons Caden and Jace; his sister Yvonne (Bill) Paterek and their mother Alice Clark. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date and time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bovill Fire Department or the Bovill Improvement Group.
Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow has been assisting the family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.