December 23, 1934 - January 8, 2021
Gaylene Mae Clark, 86, went to heaven surrounded by her family on January 8, 2021. It would be important to her that you know she put her faith in Jesus Christ to forgive her sins and that’s why she now is with Him in heaven today. Gaylene was born to the late Gaylord and Lorena (Herr) Arnold on December 23, 1934. She married the love of her life, Wayne Clark on September 12, 1959, he proceeded her in death on August 31, 2005. They had three children. Kevin (Cindi) Clark, Carla (Steve) Wanlass and Mark (Susan) Clark. They were blessed with four grandchildren; Mandy Clark, Addison (Alix) Wanlass, Zachary Clark and Andrew Clark and one great-grandson Ahvi Wanlass. Gaylene grew up on the Arnold family farm in Williamsburg/Bates. She and Wayne were members of The Buckley Old Engine Club. They looked forward to volunteering at the annual show and they loved International Tractors. Education Days at Buckley was one of Gaylene’s favorites. Passing on knowledge of the old ways to the next generation brought her joy. Gaylene was a member of East Bay Calvary Church and was active in many areas. God gave her a special love for children. She taught Sunday School and was an Awana Leader. She worked at TCAPS where she especially loved interacting with the kids. Several summers she worked at Pirates Cove Mini Golf. She loved seeing families come in and enjoy playing a round of golf. Also surviving Gaylene are her siblings; Hartha Hughes, Shirley Braden, Pam (Dave) Valleau, Bruce Arnold, Shirley (Don) Rabourn, Wayne Hilton, Denny (Lucy) Hilton and Larry Hilton as well as a sister-in-law, Julie Arnold. She was proceeded in death by her parents, a step-mother, Norma Arnold and three brothers; Lewis (Helena) Arnold, Richard (Virginia) Arnold, Darwin “DC” Arnold and a brother-in-law, Leonard Hughes. Gaylene’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Heartland Hospice and Grand Traverse Pavilions (Elm) for their care given during her illness. A funeral service honoring Gaylene will take place at 12:00 noon, with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 12, 2020 at East Bay Calvary Church, 2225 E Hammond Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686. For those unable to attend in person a virtual webcasting will take place at https://live.eastbaycalvary.org/. Pastor Sheldon Reist will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to East Bay Calvary Church, 2225 E Hammond Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686, on memo line specify, Children’s Ministries. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Gaylene’s family at her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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