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Herschel B. Clark
May 10, 1938- July 20, 2015

Salem, OR- Herschel, 77, died Monday in Salem.  Born in Stayton at the Brown House to Verne and Maude Clark of Mill City.  At age 22, he enlisted in the US Army and served from 1961 through 1963.  Married Evelyn Roner in 1965.

Herschel was an employee of the Stayton Canning Company (Norpac), and retired after 45 years.  He enjoyed all kinds of animals, being in nature, visiting with people, and listening to all kinds of music.  Herschel loved collecting records that echoed the music he loved, primarily Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and classic Country & Western.  He had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, and the Santiam Historical Society.  While living in Stayton, he attended the Church of God’s Prophecy.

Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, Verne and Maude Clark, brother, Francis Clark, and three grandchildren Joseph, James and Rose Galinat. He is survived by children: Leanna (Jim Noble) Noble of Battle Ground, WA, Theresa Compton (Richard Wilson) of Salem, and Elizabeth Galinat (Brian Higginbotham) of Portland; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

The family has requested that contributions be sent to KYAC radio, in the name of “Santiam Hearts to Arts” or the Santiam Historical Society.  A graveside service will be held Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:00 am, Fairview Cemetery, Gates. A small gathering will be held at Pioneer Park, 7th Avenue and Marion Street, Stayton, following the service.  Serving the family: North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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