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Clark R. Harmon (1942-2007

Obituary published: Aril 14, 2007 in McMinnville, OR newspaper - provided to USCF by Russell Miller.

Funeral services for Clark R. Harmon of Amity will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Macy & Son Funeral chapel. The Rev. Bernard Turner will officiate. Visitation is scheduled for 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the chapel. Interment will be conducted in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Mr. Harmon died of cancer on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at his home. He was 64. Born in Portland on Oct. 18, 1942, he was the son of Edwin and L. Rose (Parker) Harmon. He grew up in Portland, graduating from Clackamas High School. He attended Portland State University, where he earned an accounting degree. He lived in Seattle for a short time, working for Boeing, then returned to Portland to work for Freightliner. He later established his own certified public accountant practice in Olympia. In 1989, he went into the business of manufacturing and selling greenhouses. He married Sherry Correla on March 30, 1991, in Vancouver, Wash. He moved to McMinnville in 1991 and Amity in 1996.

A master chess player, he was a 10-time winner of the state chess championship. He belonged to the Portland Chess Club and U.S. Chess Federation.

He also enjoyed horses, horse camping at the beach and reading. "He was an easygoing, mild-mannered man who was very non-judgmental and took everyone at face value," his family said. In addition to his wife, Mr. Harmon is survived by two sons, Calvin of McMinnville and Charles of Los Angeles; a daughter, Christina Schwartz of Amity; a sister, Susan Prothero of Corvallis; and three grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Portland Chess Club, care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.

Clark R. Harmon - may you Rest In Peace.