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CONCORD, Calif. — Alta Clark, 94, beloved “Auntie,” passed away on Saturday to join our heavenly Father. She was born in Joliet, Mont., on the family ranch. After graduation, she received her teaching credential and went on to teach on the Crow Indian Reservation and later in Sparks, Nev. Alta continued her education at Boulder and UC Berkeley. She was a very talented artist and ran her own advertising agency on Market Street in San Francisco for several years. She was unique in her field of artwork and was published and recognized weekly for her talents in national publications. Everyone adored her. She made friends everywhere she went and maintained those relationships her entire life. Her hobbies were sewing, taking pride in growing beautiful roses and reading anything that crossed her path. She will greatly be missed.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Marion Clark of Walnut Creek; her nephew, Gary Clark and his wife Caryn of Orinda; her niece, Sheri Clark Dickson and her husband Bob Dickson of Brentwood; her niece, Annette Mays and husband Leonard of Hood River, Ore.; and nine great-nieces and nephews and 10 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., and funeral services on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m., at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel, 406-628-6858. Her interment will be at Rockvale Cemetery immediately following the service.

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