Dick and Halcie Clark
Family ties to Palomar for over a Century

From: Steve Clark
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Halcie Clark, a long-term mountain resident, died peacefully with her family at her side on May 3, 2009 in Santa Maria, CA.  She was born in Greybull, WY on April 23, 1922. At the age of nineteen, Halcie married Richard Clark and their marriage lasted 64 years until his death in 2005.

In a period where rights for career women were limited, she excelled in both volunteer jobs and full-time work as PMPO treasurer, Girl Scout leader, nurse, educator and computer systems analyst.  She is greatly missed by her three children Gilbert, Steven and Carolyn; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Her memorial service will be held on Friday, May 8, 2009, at 11 am in the Nipomo California Community Presbyterian Church.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 1:15 pm at the Riverside National Cemetery where she will be interred with her husband.

Mother passed away on May 3, 2009 and Dad died on March 30, 2005. Their ties to the mountain go back to stories of family members visiting in the late 1800's. My father's grandfather was the Pedley that the valley was named after. He purchased the valley and some Crestline properties just after the turn of the last century, so the family has owned land on the mountain for 100 years.  Mr Pedley was instrumental in the building of the Lodge, providing lumber and by some accounts, donating the property. Mr Pedley was also in on the digging of Well #1 of what is now Palomar Mountain Mutual Water Company.

Mom and dad resided full-time on the mountain for two decades starting in the mid-eighties and the mountain was always very dear to their hearts. 

Steve Clark