Hope Lindsay Murdock Clark was born on the 29 th of October 1921 in Heber City, Utah to Thomas Calvin and Millie Lindsay. She is the oldest of seven siblings: Doris (Neil) Mahoney; Calvin Murdock (deceased), Vernon (Liz-deceased) Murdock; Thomas “Pete” (Lois) Murdock; Kathleen (Ohlan) Campbell; and Lee (Barbara) Murdock.
She left us on 21 st of July 2018 after a long a joyful life. She married Carl D. Clark on May 8, 1942 and together they had six sons and one daughter: Calvin Clark; Jed (Candace) Clark; Ben Clark; Jon (Maureen) Clark; Dan (Cristina) Clark ; Joel (Mary) Clark and Mia (Mark) Denton.
Hope had 18 grandchildren: Aaron, Amy, Andrew, Ashley, Bradley, Dustin, Emily, Eric, Jacob, Jennifer, Jesse, Justice, Kira, Kylee, Lindsay, Sam, Starra, Travis, 30 great -grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Hope was proud of her pioneer ancestors, particularly those who were with the Martin-Willey handcart company and was a member of the Utah Daughter of the Pioneers.
She was an active member of the LDS church and lived most of her life in the Spencer 2 nd Ward. Her family is happy to report that she endured to the end.
She gave generously to those less fortunate and was an excellent seamstress and gardener. Hope loved music and performed with the Singing Mothers and the Silver Belles. She also loved Herb Jepko’s Night Caps on KSL Radio. Hope loved poetry and instilled a love of words in her sons and their families.
She enjoyed British comedy and introduced us all to Monty Python’s Flying Circus . She had a keen sense of humor that we have been privileged to enjoy for many years. When you visited and said it was good to see her, she always responded with “better to be seen than viewed”. She also introduced us to her love of cats. She was never without one. Last week she announced that she would have pink toenails in heaven , and indeed she will.
Hope is preceded in death by her parents Tom and Millie, her little brother Calvin, and her husband, Carl.
Hope’s funeral will be held on July 28 th at 1:30 pm at the Peel Funeral Home at 8525 West 2700 South in Magna. There will be a viewing Friday night from 6-8 pm and again from 12:30 – 1:15 Saturday at Peel Mortuary. The family would like to thank Ben Clark for his years of watching over Granny and creating the grannycam and granddaughter Kira Clark for her excellent care of Granny during the last years of her life. The family would also like to thank Applegate Hospice and Home Health.