1932 ~ 2017
Clark McDaniel, 84, passed away January 27, 2017, after
a five-year battle with mesothelioma.
He was born in Alpine on May 15, 1932, to Wilbur Clark
and Geneva Young McDaniel. He married Marilyn Cordner in
the Manti Temple on December 20, 1951. She passed on November
He was employed for 37 years by the United States Steel
Corporation at the Geneva Mill in Orem, hiring in at age
18 in 1950, and working the last twenty years of his career
as a machinist in Central Maintenance after winning a machinist’s
apprenticeship in 1967.
He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and horseman whose
knowledge of Alpine’s mountains and early history
was unsurpassed. As an amateur historian, he wrote two published
books and numerous shorter articles on the history of Alpine
and its mountains.
He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, serving as Ward Clerk with two bishoprics.
He also served as Alpine City Deputy Marshall from 1963
He is survived by his three sons, Bruce, of Alpine, Brent,
of Highland, and David (Shari), of Orem, by four sisters,
six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his wife of 63 years and by three grandsons,
Jared McDaniel, Tyson McDaniel, and Kevin McDaniel.
Family and friends may gather Friday morning, February
3, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Warenski Funeral
Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork. A graveside dedication
will be conducted in the Alpine City Cemetery immediately
thereafter. Per Rulon’s request, in lieu of flowers,
please donate to the Utah Sheriff’s Association or
the National Rifle Association