Mary Jo Clark

Mary Jo Clark


Mary Jo Clark, 61 of Loveland, Colorado died of metastatic breast cancer surrounded by family at the Pathways Hospice Care Center inside McKee Medical Center on June 16th, 2019.

She was born on August 15th, 1957 to Arthur and Gertrude (Shindelar) Holthaus of Ossian, Iowa. She is survived by her beloved husband, Clay Clark, married for almost 35 years, her 2 daughters, Whitney (Josh) Whalen and Rena (Andrew) Yates and she was a loving grandmother to 7 grandchildren whom she cherished and nurtured so much: Taiahna, Makaio, Naomi, Lanaya and Logan, Leiland, Liam.  She is also survived by her siblings, Linus (Elaine) Holthaus, Danita Watson, Neal (Charlene) Holthaus, Morris (Chris) Holthaus, Aileen Holthaus (John Lindquist), Ann Holthaus, Leonice Holthaus (Annie Neal), Zita (Randy) Bruess, Ruth (Bob) Busta, Lisa (Darcy) Valentine, Artie Holthaus, and Lee (Terri) Holthaus and many nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends. 

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her father, Art, brother-in-law, Roger Watson, her father-in-law, Don, and brother-in-law, Jahn Clark.

Mary Jo was devoted to her family, friends, and the community. She worked at Target for 20 years and will be remembered fondly by many of her coworkers. She was well known around town, especially at local thrift stores and the public library where she enjoyed spending a lot of time at. She enjoyed baking and cooking, crocheting, bike rides, reading, gardening, and spending time with family. She was a beautiful artist and a poet. She will forever be remembered for her contagious loving kindness and vibrant spirit. Her smile and laugh could light up a whole room. She was already an angel on earth, and can now rest in peace in heaven.

A celebration of life was held in her honor on Thursday June 27th at 11:00 am at First Christian Church in Loveland, CO with a reception that followed at the Fairgrounds Park.

A very special thank you to Pathways Hospice for the outstanding care they provided. The family asks that donations can be made in honor of Mary Jo to The American Cancer Society.  

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