CLARK, Karen Jean

May 22, 1940 – October 8, 2022

Born May 22, 1940 Pierre, So. Dakota. Died October 8, 2022 Cochrane Alberta.
Preceded in death by her parents, Father William Kuil, Mother Margaret Boyd, Brother Stanton Kuil, Brothers -n-Law Chuck Adams and Bob Clark.

Survived by her Husband of 55 years Paul Clark, Sister Kathryn Adams, Nieces Kimberleigh Kuil Coleman (Steve), Amie Adams Mills (Justin), Amber Adams Ponciano (Rob), April Adams Young and Nephew Drew Clark. Also survived by her great Nieces and Nephews.

Karen graduated from Illinois Valley High School in Cave Junction, Oregon in 1958. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1963 with degrees in both Anthropology and Education. She then went on to receive her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Karen’s first teaching job was at Lower Post, British Columbia. She then taught at Cassiar, B.C. where she met the love of her life Paul Clark. They were married in 1967.

Karen taught in Fairbanks, Alaska and was the State of Alaska’s “Teacher of the Year” in 1973.
Karen and Paul moved to Alberta in 1980 where she continued her love of teaching for many years.
Karen and Paul were members of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Banff, Alberta.

Karen will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends

Cochrane Country Funeral Home –

Arrangements entrusted to Emily Champ, Funeral Director

  1. On October 28, 2022 at 2:23 pm Clarence Longeway and Joan Longeway Said:

    Paul: Our sincere condolences to you Paul on the loss of your wife Karen. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Clarence and Joan Longeway

  2. On October 28, 2022 at 4:38 pm Gordon & Wendy Lackey Said:

    Paul: our deepest condolences Paul on the passing of Karen, your partner in life. We remember Karen as always having a smile and a twinkle in her eye. She was always very welcoming to us in your home.
    Wendy and Gordon Lackey

  3. On October 29, 2022 at 4:15 pm Norma Jones Said:

    Paul: very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing, I considered her a friend and such a lovely lady, always cheerful and happy and enjoying life ! My thoughts are with you in this time of such sorrow.

    Norma Jones (The Latte Lady)

  4. On November 19, 2022 at 4:03 pm Cheryle Trudgeon Said:

    We are thinking of you with caring thoughts, and thinking of Karen, who will truly be missed by everyone in our neighbourhood.
    We wish you peace and comfort, knowing that your closest friend has travelled far ahead to a place of joy and rest to sweetly live again.
    Cheryle, Michelle and Jamie Trudgeon

  5. On January 24, 2023 at 10:40 am Karole McKee Nelson Said:

    Dear Mr. Clark,

    Mrs. Clark was my 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher in Two Rivers, Alaska so very many years ago. I was thinking about her today and what a profound impact you both had on my life. She brought so much energy and creativity to our school. And, you built so many fun gadgets for our class.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Clark touched so many lives. I will forever treasure the moments that she gave to me.

    Karole (McKee) Nelson

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