LEBANON Arthur Johnson Clark, 79, of Lebanon died May 24 at home in his sleep.
He was born Sept. 13, 1920 in Enfield, a son of Guy and Ada (Johnson) Clark, and moved at the age of 2 weeks to Lebanon, where he graduated from high school in 1939.
In 1942, he was married to Alma Townsend, and they took over the dairy and honey business established by his father-in-law Philip Townsend.
Mr. Clark owned Honey Gardens Dairy and Honey Gardens Natural Foods until he retired.
He was a state bee inspector for a few years and also taught a beekeeping class at Claremont Vocational Technical School.
He was member of the Mascoma Lodge of Odd Fellows and was the Grand Noble for ten years, and was a member of the Carter Community Building Association.
He delivered meals on wheels for the Upper Valley Senior Center and was Financial Officer for Upper Valley Food Co-op.
As a young man, he cut wood for a few years, and later in life enjoyed splitting firewood with his sons. He also enjoyed making maple sugar and syrup, and spending time at a family home in Charlotte, Vt. In his younger years, he was a leader in the Unitarian Youth Group. He was proud of the service he provided through his milk business in the area, where he was a well known and respected. He will be remembered as a kind, trustworthy and dependable man.
Survivors include his sister, Ruth Hastings of Denver, Colo., thee sons, Richard and Philip of Lebanon and Sidney of Cambridge, Mass.; three daughters, Judi Chatman of Dover, N.H., Jean Townsend of Canaan, N.H., and Suzanne Clark of Hanover; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandneices and grandnephews; and his companion, Beverly Daigle of Lebanon.
A memorial service will be held June 17 at 10 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Lebanon .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Valley Senior Center for Meals on Wheels, 10 Campbell St., or Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.