January 24, 1929 – January 4, 2019 Wilbur Clarke entered through gates of heaven to join his wife on January 4th. They were married for 70 years. He was 89 years of age. Wilbur was very devoted to his Catholic faith, the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the rosary daily. He passed away peacefully in his home with his family close by. He was the father of 9 children and is preceded in death by his wife Betty, his daughters Mary Clarke and Sandi Clarke-Herrera and his son, Kenneth Clarke. His surviving children include Mike (Mary), Bob (Michael Grove), Elaine (Mark Twede), Don (Debi), Barbara (Don Chapin), Mark (Megan), and numerous grandchildren, great grand children and great – great grandchildren.He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews from California to Canada. Wilbur was a devoted husband and father originally born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He and his wife Betty moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1948, where they had six children.
In 1957 they moved to Campbell, California where they had three additional children. The family attended St. Lucy Catholic Parish and he become an active member of the Knights of Columbus and was involved in many charitable organizations. In 1973 Wilbur and Betty relocated to Los Altos, California and became active member of St. Simon’s Catholic Church and the community. They loved traveling with friends and family to many exotic places. Wilbur loved to ski, play tennis, sail, and fly fishing. He was an active member of Los Altos Country Club and was elected President in the year 1979. Wilbur was a very successful businessman in so many avenues. He was very proud of JC Paper Company which he established in 1956. Many national companies looked for his expertise in business. His warm personality and joyful spirit gave him many life-long friends.