Glenelg S. Clarke
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Glenelg “Glen” Clarke, a lifelong Aberdeen resident passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Glen was born in Aberdeen to Hubert and Hadiee Clarke. He had two sisters Hadiee Ross (deceased) and Winifred Trippel of Gig Harbor. In 1949 he married the love of his life, “Liz”, Zelia Elizabeth Coic, they enjoyed 50 years together before her passing.
He was a graduate of Weatherwax High School and Pierce College.
He joined the Coast Guard in 1942 and the Us Army in 1944 serving in Patton’s 3rd Army engaged in combat in France and Germany.
Glen was a fireman for 34 years and retired a Battalion Chief in the Aberdeen Fire Department. He also was the owner of the Import Bazar located in Aberdeen.
Glen was an active and proud member of the Aberdeen Elks, VFW and retired firefighters group.
He is survived by his sister Winifred Trippel, two daughters, Sheila Jangaard of Gig Harbor and Glenda Clarke of Gig Harbor. Two grandchildren Wendy Jensen of Seattle and Clarke Jangaard of Olympia and three great grandchildren, Cole, Reese and Sloan, with another on the way.
Glen also leaves behind his beloved nephews who he enjoyed hours of hunting, hiking and long visits; Jim Campbell, Doug, Don and Dan Trippel and Marshal Ross and amazing neighbors, Bob and Debbie who filled his days with joy and happiness.
Memorials are suggested to the Aberdeen Elks.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 29th at 1:30 PM at Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, WA.
Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, WA.