We have received the sad news that the husband of BHS’68 graduate, Teri Hill Clark, has died. BHS’67 Jerry Wade Clark “went steady” with Teri for four years during junior and high school, then they were married for forty-seven years, totaling an astounding 51 years in all! I do believe this is a class record!

From the Class of 1967 blog:

After five years of struggling with colon cancer and dementia, Jerry Clark passed away on June 2, 2018, at the age of 69. While Jerry was born in Glendale, CA and raised in Burbank, CA by his parents, Clifford and Gertrude Clark, Jerry’s heart was always in Carson Valley, having been a Douglas County resident since 1974.

Jerry is survived by his high school sweetheart of 4 years and wife of 47 years, Teri Clark. Jerry raised two sons here in Carson Valley, Wade and Nicholas Clark. He was the kind of father who taught his boys how to camp, hunt, fish, play football, baseball, and whatever other sport they decided to pursue. If Jerry wasn’t coaching or assistant coaching, he was at every event cheering on his sons.

Jerry was the owner/technician of Clark Dental Lab for over 30 years and passed on the principled work ethics to his sons that had been passed on to him by his father.

Jerry loved tying flies and making the poles, woodworking, and was an Open Water PADI SCUBA instructor.

At Jerry’s request, no services will be held, rather he requested you send comfort to Teri and Wade by sending memories/stories whether the stories make them laugh or cry.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to “Reno Police Foundation” with “Dedicated to Hashimoto Widows and Orphans Fund” as the memo; The community Foundation of Western Nevada, 50 Washinton St. #300, Reno, NV 89503 as Jerry’s and Teri’s son, Sgt. Wade Clark works for The Reno Police Department or to Tahoe Youth and Family Services to continue the fight against substance abuse so other families might not lose a child to substance abuse as did the Clark family when they lost Nicholas.

Jerry Hill and our classmate, Teri Hill Clark in 2015.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Teri and her family.

About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

8 responses »

  1. Steve Gleason says:

    Dear Teri , I am so sorry to hear about
    Jerry’s passing . I remember
    Him as a very nice person .
    Kind regards , Steve Gleason

  2. Alan Landros says:

    Hi Kathy – at the top of this post it says Jerry Wade Hill instead of Jerry Wade Clark. Maybe someone has already pointed it out by now. Alan L.

  3. Donna Wray says:

    Teri, your husband Jerry sounds like a wonderful person. I am deeply sorry for you.
    Love, Donna

  4. larry lewis says:

    Saddened by your loss, You were together for so many years.

  5. cynthiac2017 says:

    Teri, I’m so sorry about the loss of Jerry. You had a long life together through both the good and challenging, Take care.
    Regards, Cindy Lindholm

  6. Robyn Morrow says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I do believe that you will be together again. I am sending all the positive thoughts and prayers along with lots of love to you and hope you feel better soon.

  7. Cecilia Sheehan (Aguirre) says:

    Teri, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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