Carla Jo Clark

Carla J. Clark


Clark, Carla main picCarla lost her brave battle with cancer on March, 29, 2014 and has now gone on ahead of the family to be with the Lord. Carla was born to Paul and Jonelle Walenciak on June 28, 1966 in Tucson, Arizona.

Carla attended Hope High School, Manzano High School and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. It was in Albuquerque that she met and married the love of her life Dale E. Clark.

They were married on March 14, 1987.

Carla’s life revolved around her two children, Ryan 24 and Taylor 20. Carla became a sports fan and loved attending games and any event her children participated in including football, baseball, basketball,

cheer, dance and gymnastics.

Carla is survived by her parents of Chama, NM, her husband Dale of Edmond, two children – Ryan Joel Clark of Las Cruces, NM and Taylor Nicole Clark a sophomore at OU, two brothers, Nick Walenciak of

Weatherford, OK and Michael Walenciak of Allen, TX, two sisters in law and several nieces and nephews.

Carla was blessed to have many close friends, both young and old. She worked with special needs children at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond and loved her coworkers and the children.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Victory Christian Center with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

11 thoughts on “Carla Jo Clark”

  1. Kelly LaRue and family

    My sincerest sympathies to Dale, Ryan, Taylor , parents and brothers. Carla was so proud of her family. She loved you all with all of her heart.
    I had the opportunity to work with Carla for several years. We had such good times. She was beautiful, smart and funny.
    My prayers are with all of you, now, and in the times to come.
    It is comforting to know that her struggles here on earth are over and she is rejoicing with our Lord that she loved so much.
    Rest in Peace my sweet friend.

  2. Cindy Anderson and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She loved all of you so much. Carla was a dear friend of mine. We met through Ryan and Cory when they were in kindergarten. We spent time at the Chisholm play ground watching our children play. She was so kind and it was always good to visit with her. She eventually worked in our office part time. Those were good times. We spent a lot of time at the baseball field too. I remember one rainy night when I followed Dale and Carla home. It was raining so hard. I was so thankful for your bright tail lights to follow.
    Carla was a sweet, sweet person. She will be truly missed. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven.
    Carla loved our Lord. I know she was greeted with open arms in heaven where there is no pain or worries.
    God bless you all as you go through this difficult time.
    Love, Mike, Cindy, Cory and Christy

  3. Sharon Clelland

    Ryan, I’m so sorry to hear this. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Rich Stiner

    Ryan, I am sorry to here about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

  5. The Kroekers

    Our deepest sympathy to the Clark Family we are so sorry to hear the news and you are all in our prayers.

  6. Eric Bradley


    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. After many discussions with you , I know you will always have fond memories in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

  7. Michana Jackson

    Ryan and family, Our sympathies go to your and your family during this time of loss.
    Ryan, your Grainger family will be thinking of you all.

  8. Jay Madden

    I didn’t know Carla very well, but I do know that she was the sparkle in Dale’s eye by the way he talked about her and the way he looked at her the few times I saw them together. She and my wife both worked in the special education field and I know the kind of person it takes to embrace that commitment and do well in it; kindness, empathy and a love for your fellow human above and beyond what most people find easy to express are but a few of the characteristics necessary. That tells me a lot about Carla without being told in words.

    Dale has been my co-worker, confidante and most importantly my friend over the last four years and my heart hurts for him and Ryan and Taylor and the rest of their family in this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 reads: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” It is easy for those who have moved on to wait for their eternal reward knowing they are God’s Chosen; it is only hard for those of us left behind. God bless you all in this time of loss.

  9. Stacy Cochran

    Dale, Ryan and Taylor, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your sweet Carla. Our time as neighbors brings back so many memories. My prayers for your family continue. Love you all.

  10. Steve Ondrejicka

    Dale, We Are Very Sorry For Your Loss,Our Sympathies To You And Your Family. Sorry This Is Late As We Only Found Out From Al Zellars This Morning. Connie And Steve Ondrejicka

  11. Gerald Morgan

    Ryan, I am so sorry for your loss bruh. Stay strong and my family and I will definitely have you and your family in our prayers.

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