Darlene Mona (Beth) Clark

Memorial services for Cortez resident Darlene Mona (Beth) Clark will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Pastor Andrew Reed will officiate.

Darlene was born Feb. 17, 1933 in Hulbert, Okla. ,the daughter of Charley Homer and Della Ruth (Gable) Beth. She passed went home to be with our heavenly Father on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.

Darlene met Gene Clark in Muskogee, Okla., and they were wed on June 2, 1950. They were blessed with two sons and a daughter, Rick, Lyn and Ashley.

In 2005 the Clarks moved to Cortez. This loving couple enjoyed hobbies together, including camping in their motor home, landscaping, gardening and seeing the world via cruise ships. Darlene and Gene shared a love for oil painting; the two were talented artists.

Darlene and Gene enjoyed a marriage that is few and far between. They were so devoted to each other that it was obvious they were deeply in love. Darlene was a tremendous wife, mother and friend. During the 63 years they were married, she attended to her husband, children, and managed their business office.

Surviving Darlene are her husband, Gene, of Cortez; children Rick Clark and wife Sharon of Santa Rosa, Calif., Lyn Clark of Cortez and Ashley Anderson and husband David of Cortez; six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and by her brother, Jerry Beth and wife, Rita of Healdsburg, Calif. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; and by her siblings, Everett Beth, Irene Clark, and Charlene Sells.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For information, click on the obituary section at ertelfuneralhome.com.