Clark S. Christine passed away of congestive heart failure on May 3, 2022, in Lacey, Washington. He lived in the Olympia-Lacey area for over 70 years. He was born July 9, 1938, to Miller Clark Christine and Laura Eleanor Sleeth Christine in East Orange, New Jersey.
Clark graduated from William Winlock Miller High School in 1956 and earned an AA degree from Centralia College in 1961. He married Margaret Tucker on October 23, 1962; they divorced in October 1969. He then married Linda Lee Judge on November 28, 1969, in Bellevue, Washington (July 14, 1937 – January 13, 2020). They enjoyed 50 years of marriage.
Clark served in the U.S. Navy (October 1956 – October 1958), achieving the rank of Seaman. Professionally, he was employed as a computer programmer at Washington State Employment Security (1968-2002), from which he retired on November 22, 2002.
Clark had many interests and hobbies. He loved listening to music, playing tenor saxophone, and watching vintage and newer movies. He liked learning about history and driving by car to the Oregon Coast and other scenic places, finding mom and pop restaurants and diners along the way. He enjoyed photography, and especially enjoyed the small dogs he owned, Sugar, Muffy, Troubles, Rags and Pal.
He was a member of the BPOE Elks for over 50 years and was Exalted Ruler in 1980. He played tenor sax in the New Horizons Band and Capitol Area Community Band. He was a member of the Lacey Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon from January 1, 1990, to December 31, 1992.
Clark is survived by his stepdaughter, Pamela Hanson (Back); daughters, Linda Marie and Barbara Armendariz; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Linda Lee Judge (July 14, 1937 – January 13, 2020); former wife, Margaret Edith Alexandra Tucker (December 17, 1941 – March 22, 2005); stepson, Alan J. Schmith (November 21, 1958 – February 29, 2004); father, Miller Clark Christine (November 19, 1905 – September 7, 1988); mother, Laura Eleanor Sleeth Christine (July 24, 1910 – July 25, 1987); and sister, Marjorie Alice Christine Reed (December 15, 1942 – May 17, 2001).
Services will be scheduled for a later date.
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