PORTAGE LAKE – Clarence “Bud” Clark, 86, went to be with his beloved wife, Dottie Sunday, July 28, 2013. He was born May 7, 1927, at Portage Lake, son of Clifton and Carolyn (Sutherland) Clark.
Bud was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was employed by the Maine Forest Service for 31 years at Portage Headquarters, starting out as a patrolman working his way up to district ranger for the Fish River District.
Bud is survived by his loving family, including children, Diane Chouinard and husband, Joe, of Portage Lake, Sandi McCassie and husband, Joel, of Newton, Mass., Bev Clark and partner, Marcel Theriault, of Portage Lake, Becky Clark and partner, Jay Tarbell, of Mesa, Ariz., and David Clark of Mapleton; two sisters, Dot Bolstridge and Glena Condon, both of Portage Lake; six grandchildren, Shawn and Jason Ingalls, Niki Clark, Cameron and Colin McCassie and Conner Clark; two great-grandchildren, Sienna Ingalls and Logan Dumont, as well as many other extended relatives. Bud enjoyed meeting and talking to anyone and everyone, and never missed a chance to tell you a joke or story.
A graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Portage Lake Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in his memory to Hospice of Aroostook, care of EMHC Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04401-0931, or at www.easternmainehomecare.org. Arrangements are a service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. To leave online condolences, please visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.