Dakota Jere Clark
Dakota (“Kota”) Jere Clark On the morning of June 13th, Dakota Clark died in an ATV accident while out ranching with his father James, brother Braxton, and cousin, Brady near Hansel Valley, Utah. He was 16 years old. Dakota Jere Clark was born on March 3rd, 1999 in Logan, UT, and grew up in Malad, ID. He was the fourth child and third son of James David Clark and Jackie Lin Orvin Clark. As his mother described best, “Dakota was the best damn cowboy ever.” His interests, his dress, and his hobbies were all centered around ranch life. From a very early age, Dakota knew he wanted to be a cowboy and lived his life accordingly. At the age of 10, he participated in the farm and ranch grant program and began ranching his own cattle. Dakota was a mature and driven teenager. He was unapologetically honest and candid with a real understanding of himself as well as what and who he liked. Dakota was a no fuss cowboy who lived to be outdoors alongside his father and grandfather Brooks Clark. He is survived by his parents James and Jackie Clark, sisters Chelsey (Tanner) Young, and Taylin, brothers Jade (Rachael), Braxton, and Stetson, nieces Brinley and Makelle Clark, grandparents Brooks and Cheryl Clark of Clarkston, UT, Jere and Connie Orvin of Smithfield, UT, great grandmother LaRene Clark of Malad, ID, and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will miss him sorely. Dakota will be greeted in heaven by multiple Grandparents and cousins Laramie Jo and Joshua Clint. As well as his favorite dog (Queen) and horse (Cowboy). Services will be held at the LDS Stake Center in Malad, ID. A viewing will occur on Wednesday, June 17th from 6-8 pm with funeral services on Thursday, June 18th at noon. Burial will be in the Clarkston, UT cemetery. Condolences can be sent to Horsley Funeral Homes. Dakota was never one to fuss over emotions and formalities and with his passing, we are reminded to “cowboy up”. He will forever remain in our hearts and memories. In his honor, we will strive to live life more honestly with a greater determination to be true. May he rest in Peace. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS Stake Center, 1250 N. 1100 W. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service.