L-R Evelyn Wright-Lockwood, Peggy Wright, Phillip Lockwood, Chet Clark, Cora Clark
Chet was born on 19 Mar 1930. He graduated from Wichita East High School in 1949, where he began his career in printing. He served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, and was discharged in 1951 to care for his family upon the sudden passing of his father, Ralph. On 20 Dec 1952, he married Peggy Jo Wright in Wichita, KS. Peggy is the daughter of Evelyn and Orville Wright of Wichita, KS. Peggy was working in a diner as a waitress when Chet and some of his friends noticed her. Chet asked her out, she said yes, and the rest is history. They divorced on 13 May 1971, and sadly Peggy passed away on 31 Jul 1971 in Maize, KS. Peggy is buried at the Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.
Chet became an accomplished photographer, working for several newspapers in the Wichita area. And like his father, the desire to travel and seek out new places captured Chet’s heart. He obtained a pilot's license and enjoyed flying his Cessna throughout the country. He was also an accomplished printer, opening and owning his own print shops in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It was in Irving, Texas, where he retired and enjoyed his favorite hobbies, which were fishing and traveling. His travels took him across the US, to Europe, Australia, South America, and Mexico. On March 25, 2016, Chester LaVerne Clark passed peacefully in his sleep. Chet’s ashes were buried alongside his great Grandfather, William (Billy) Clark, in the Fox Cemetery on Saturday, 2 July 2016. A small family ceremony followed. In attendance were his sister, Connie Hye of Wichita, KS; nephew, Doug Hye of Wichita, KS; brother Ivan Clark of Spearfish, SD and his wife Char; daughters Teresa Brunker of Gardner, KS and her husband, Ray; Janet Miller of Dallas, TX; Carol Stoddard of Euless, TX; and Nancy Helton of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren, Matthew Stoddard of Euless, TX and his wife Becki; Christina Andrade of Arlington, TX; and Andrew Miller of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by sons Robert Clark of Berlin, MA, and Tony Clark, of Ft. Worth, TX; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Three guesses as to what decade this was. (HINT: note the hair) L-R back row: Teresa (then Endsley), Steve Endsley, Scott Helton, Tim Miller, Janet Miller, Carol Stoddard. L-R front row: Tiffany Endsley, Chet Clark holding Christina Stoddard, Nancy Helton holding Joshua Helton, Melissa Stoddard, Zachery Helton, Matthew Stoddard and Austin Endsley. I don't remember where Tony was.
Peggy Jo Wright Clark
Peggy Jo Wright Clark
Teresa Clark Brunker
220.127.116.11 - Teresa Lynn Clark Brunker (1955)
Teresa was born on 12 Mar 1955 in Wichita, KS. On 13 Apr 1974, she married Steven Lee Endsley in Irving, TX. Together they had two children. They later divorced. On 5 Jul 2008, Teresa married Elmer Ray Brunker Jr. in Gardner, KS.
Teresa and Ray Brunker
L-R: Tiffany, Noah and Chris Newton
18.104.22.168.1 - Tiffany Lynn Endsley was born on 1 Mar 1978 in Irving, TX. On 9 Mar 2002, she married Christopher D. Newton in Irving, TX. Together they have one child: 22.214.171.124.1.1 - Noah Christopher Newton was born in 2010 in S Carolina
L-R: Rikki, Gauge, Austin Endsley
126.96.36.199.2- Austin Warner Endsley was born on 06 Apr 1982 in Irving, TX. On 17 Jul 2005, he married Rikki J. McDonald in Las Vegas, NV. [I have to interject here that they had a perfectly beautiful wedding planned on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, but due to a category 5 hurricane (Emily), their plans changed and so they flew to Las Vegas to get married. Talk about being swept off your feet...] Together they have one child: 188.8.131.52.2.1 - Gauge Warner Endsley was born in 2013in Texas.
184.108.40.206 - Robert Michael Clark (1956)
Bob was born on 11 May 1956 in Wichita, KS. On 10 Apr 1982 he married Denise Elaine Seabrooke in MA. Together they had two children. They later divorced. On 6 Mar 2010 Bob married Patt Koscinski in Boston, MA.
Patt and Bob Clark
220.127.116.11.1 - Travis Michael Clark was born on 7 Feb 1987 in Worcester, MA. 18.104.22.168.2 - Allison Elaine Clark was born on 19 Aug 1988 in Milford, MA
Allison Clark (and Gizmo)
Janet Clark Miller
22.214.171.124 - Janet Lorene Clark Miller (1958)
Janet was born on 1 Mar 1958 in Wichita, KS. On 7 Aug 1976, she married Timothy Paul Miller in Irving, TX. Together they have one child. 126.96.36.199.3.1 - Andrew Christian Miller was born on 31 Jul 1998 in Texas.
L-R: Tim, Janet, Andy Miller
Carol Clark Stoddard
188.8.131.52 - Carol Ann Clark Stoddard (1959)
Carol was born on 7 Aug 1959 in Wichita, KS. On 17 Jun 1978, she married Dartman Eugene Stoddard in Irving, TX. Together they had three children. They divorced in Dec 1989. On 24 Aug 1994, Carol married Jimmy Howard Huneycutt. They divorced in Dec 1995. What is it with this woman and December divorces? And now she plans to stay single forever.
L-R: Melissa, Carol, Matthew, Christina Stoddard
Melissa, Matthew and Christina, circa 1990
184.108.40.206.1 - Melissa Ann Stoddard was born on 15 Feb 1980 in Irving, TX. On 28 July 2012 she married Jonathan Robilliard at the Botanical Gardens in Ft. Worth, TX. 220.127.116.11.2 - Matthew Christopher Stoddard was born on 29 Sep 1982 in Houston, TX. On 20 Sep 2010 he married Becki Sewell on the beach in Hawaii. 18.104.22.168.3 - Christina Michelle Stoddard was born on 15 Aug 1989 in Palestine, TX. On 24 Nov 2007 she married Guilherme "G" Moreira Correia de Oliveira Andrade in Irving, TX.
Melissa and Jonathan Robilliard
Becki and Matthew Stoddard
Christina and Guilherme Andrade
Nancy Clark Helton
22.214.171.124 - Anthony Duane Clark (1963)
Tony was born on 19 Sep 1963 in Wichita, KS. On -- he married Rhonda --- in ---. They later divorced.
126.96.36.199 - Nancy Beth Clark Helton (1965)
Nancy was born on 5 Jan 1965 in El Dorado, KS. On 6 Jul 1985 she married Scott Helton in Tarrant County, TX. Together they had two children. They later divorced.
Tony and Nancy, circa 1965. It was inevitable that Nancy would grow up loving horses . . .
Clockwise - Trinity, Zack, Mandy, Tristan and Michael Helton
188.8.131.52.1 - Zachery Scott Helton was born on 5 Sep 1986in Ft. Worth, TX. On 21 May 2005, he married Amanda "Mandy" Bowen in Hurst, TX. Together they have three children:
184.108.40.206.1.1 - Tristan W. Helton was born on 31 Jan 2006 in Texas 220.127.116.11.1.2 - Michael C. Helton was born on 5 May 2008 in Arizona 18.104.22.168.1.3 - Trinity K. Helton was born on 3 Sep 2009 in Texas
Josh and Shannon
22.214.171.124.2 - Joshua Michael Helton was born on 8 Feb 1990in Ft. Worth, TX. On 9 Sep 2009 he married Shannon McGee in Tempe, AZ. Together they have two children:
Ayden and James Helton
126.96.36.199.2.1 - Ayden Zachery Helton was born on 4 Apr 2012 in Texas 188.8.131.52.2.2 - James Dwight Helton was born on 3 Mar 2014 in California