Angelina Marie Clark: A ‘Soulful Bright Light”

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Angelina Marie Clark "Angie",Angelina Marie Clark “Angie”, beautiful and loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend was taken from us on August 14, 2017 by ovarian cancer. We are deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of this soulful bright light.

Named after the Stone’s song “Angie” that was playing in the halls of the hospital the day she was born on July 20, 1978, she quickly became our most precious girl. She had a happy childhood growing up in Kimtu with her brother and playmates next door, “the Sanders kids”. Never one to follow the crowd, her teen years included multi-colored hair, rag pin curls, baggy pants and an artistic eye. She was smart and funny, graduating from SFHS in 1996. After High School she attended UCSD and graduated with a BA in Anthropology in 2000.

In the Summer of 2003 she moved back to Garberville. While working at Amelia’s, her coworker, Hector, asked her to help his brother find an apartment in Arcata because he had a desire to attend school. Angie, fluent in Spanish, helped Omar look for an apartment, but they found love instead. They married May 6, 2004. Together they embraced parenthood and she had a close and loving family. They spent as much time together as possible. Omar was constantly by her side during her illness and hospital stay. It was heartbreaking for Angie to leave her children and husband.

In recent years she worked as an Aerobics Instructor and at the Blue Moon Gift Shop with her Godmother, Bunny Wilder. Bunny and Kirby were always important in her life.

Angie leaves behind her children, Dante Aviles Clark and Elena Aviles Clark, her husband Omar Aviles Gonzalez parents Roger and Kristi Clark, brother Chester Clark (Sundara) (nieces Gigi and Lola), Uncle Bill Kershner (cousins Ava and Katie), Neesey and Erin, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Luis and Gloria Gonzalez, Brothers and Sister-in-law, Gaston ( Lupita),
Hector, Luis, Mario (Florita), Oswaldo (Laurel) and Marisol (Juan), and numerous nieces and nephews. Close friends Amellia, Ruby, Laurel, Big Dan, Eden, Rain, Martin, Sharon Laurence, Ben Schill, Nella White, Godmother Bunny Wilder and David Kirby and many others.

In this very difficult time we have been held in the loving arms of our community and we thank you. There will be a Celebration of Angie’s Life on September 23rd at Beginnings in Briceland at 2 pm.

An account at the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt has been set up for her children. If you would like to make a donation, use account #19130-0.

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