Quincy resident Troy Lee Clark passed from this life Sunday morning July 1st, 2012 at his residence in East Quincy at the age of 72.
Born in Long Beach, California Troy was raised and educated in Southern California graduating high school from Downey High as a member of the “Class of 1958”. He married his high school sweetheart Sharon Rita Johnsen on July 6th, 1958 in Downey and to this union three daughters and three sons were born.
Shortly following Troy’s high school graduation he entered the California Highway Patrol Academy and upon graduation went to work in the San Diego area. He transferred to Quincy in 1976 where he worked until his retirement from the force. Troy began a second career as an Electrical Contractor after retiring from the CHP and was still active in the trade until his passing.
Troy had a special place in his heart for those of the community and enjoyed serving the residents as a longtime member of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department where he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief. He enjoyed the outdoors through hunting and fishing as well as the challenge of a good game of golf and kept abreast of current events relaxing and watching Fox News. His passion in his later life has been that of following his grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout their sporting events and dance recitals. Most cannot remember an event he missed.
In passing Troy leaves his loving wife with whom he was just days short of celebrating a 54th wedding anniversary, Sharon Clark of Quincy, CA, sons; Jeff Clark and his wife Linda of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Michael Clark and his wife Bonnie, daughters; Cheryl and her husband Robert Downing of Sparks, NV, Julie Clark and her life partner Mona Sanchez of Quincy and Kelly Clyne and her husband Josh of San Clemente, CA along with the pride of his later life his seventeen grand and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister Charlotte Arutunian of Mesa, AZ.
He joins a brother Larry in their eternal home.
A celebration of Troy’s life is planned for Noon Friday, July 13th, 2012 to be held at the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. The family asks that any remembrances in Troy’s memory be made to the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.