Koi Ella Clark


Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2005




Soldotna resident Koi Ella Clark died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 64.

A viewing will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Soldotna. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Bishop Wade Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kenai City Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at the church. Pallbearers will be Zachary Peterson, Braxton Peterson, Eugene Earll, Travis Aikins, Bill Yssel and Jarvis Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be James R. Clark Jr. and Bennett Clark.

Mrs. Clark was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Logan, Utah. She attended and graduated from Covina High School in California. She later moved to Tacoma, Wash., where she worked in occupational services for the Western Clinic in Tacoma. She moved to Soldotna in 1997 and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Soldotna Ward.

Mrs. Clark enjoyed sewing, knitting, classical music and classic movies.

"Koi was loved by family and friends. She was also very active in her church functions," her family said.

Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Ella Margaret Jarvis Rogers and Benjamin Franklin Rogers; brother, Edwin Franklin Roger; and son, Timothy Franklin Clark.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James R. Clark Sr. of Soldotna; son, James R. Clark Jr. of Port Orchard, Wash.; daughters, Jeri Aikins of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Lia Brown of Kasilof; grandchildren, Braxton Peterson of Kasilof, Raelle Clark of Port Orchard, Wash., Bennett Clark of Port Orchard, Wash., Zachary Peterson of Kasilof, Kaila Clark, Larisa Clark, Melina Clark and Casandra Clark all of Port Orchard, and Sydni Brown of Kasilof; sisters, Valene Krause of Akron, Iowa, Nellie Lee of St. George, Utah, Patricia Eves of Cedar City, Utah, and Barbara Akins of St. George; brothers, Jarvis Rogers of West Jordan, Utah, and William Yssel of San Diego.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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