Helen Clark

Helen Clark of Kingman passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010, at her home. Helen was born in Chesterville, Ill., on Oct. 7, 1931, the daughter of Blanche (England) and Charles Lytle.

Survivors include one brother, Larry Lytle (Linda) of Taylorville, Ill.; son, Charles Clark (Joyce) of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lytle of Tuscola, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Carole Young (Emmett) and Rochelle Mead (Gerald) of Kingman; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by special friends, Dawn Hansen of Kingman and Floretta Henkle of Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; one sister, Rosemary; and two brothers, Loyd and Glen Lytle.

Helen grew up on a family farm in Humboldt, Ill., and graduated from Arcola High School. She spent most of her career in restaurant and hotel management, and retired as manager of Factory 2 U in Kingman in 1997.

Helen will be remembered as an honest, independent, hardworking woman, but most of all, a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved family dinners and card games with children and grandchildren. Helen enjoyed morning walks around the yard, meditating on a bench by the pool and waterfall, listening to the birds and smelling scents of gardenia and jasmine, while drinking her morning tea. She was an avid lover of old westerns and always said she was born 100 years too late. She will be greatly missed, and will be in our hearts forever.

A private memorial service will be held in the Hualapai Mountains for family members.