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.