Matthew Michael Clark was born on August 13, 1992 in Spokane. He passed away on Oct. 19 in Colville at the age of 21. Matthew was involved in a rollover car accident six miles out Aladdin Road.
Matthew is survived by his father, Harold (Skip) Clark and fiancĂ©, Rhea Marshall; his mother, Kathy Clark; sister, Jennifer (Clark) Hodgson and husband Monte (Grubb); his brother, Kevin Clark and wife Sheri; sister, Melanie (Clark) Brashler and husband Larry; and sister, Kimberly (Clark) Paez and husband Corey; grandparents Milo and Rita Clark; grandmother, Barbra Orren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Matt's favorite family members were his nieces and nephews, Josie, Hunter, Jessie, Kendra, Emily and a baby not yet born.
Matthew graduated from Colville High School in 2010. He then went toÂ work as a construction laborer, a farm hand, and did whatever was needed to help his family and friends. He had intentions of returning to college to pursue a career in the heavy equipment field. During high school, Matt was active in Stevens County Search and Rescue, as well as the FFA chapter in Colville. He enjoyed working with metal and on vehicles.Â Â
Â Matt was a very loving and caring man, with a heart the size of Texas! He loved his friends and family and to spend time around the bonfire telling stories, laughing and jokingâ€¦just hanging out withÂ them. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, four -wheeling, and driving with no destination, or as he and his mother called it, Scooter Poopin'. He was always the first to see the good in everyone he came into contact with. None of his friends or family will ever forget Mattâ€™s zest for life or that infectious, distinctive chuckle.Â
In lieu of flowers, a Matthew Clark Memorial Fund has been set up at Bank of America to help pay for medical expenses. Any funds left over from that account will go toward a scholarship at Colville High School. If you would like to donate to anything else, Matthew was a member of the Stevens County Search and Rescue Team.
Â The family would like to thank everyone in the community for stepping up and sharing all the photos and stories of Matt ,as well as for all of your love and support. We are so grateful for allÂ of the thoughts and prayers we have received.
Funeral service was held at the Arden Community Hall, followed by a bonfire/potluck at his father's ranch at Summit Valley.