Obituary: Clark Stoneback dies
March 19, 2013
Clark Stoneback, 72, of Keystone, died peacefully at home on Feb. 23, 2013. Clark was born in Aberdeen, S.D. After attending South Dakota State University, he made his way to the Rocky Mountain west and, after many years managing JC Penny stores, landed in Summit County. Here, Clark pursued his passions with endless enthusiasm. After finishing his morning crossword puzzle, he loved snowbiking, playing pickleball and working as a player assistant at The River Course at Keystone. His snowbike tracks stretch from Keystone’s groomers to Pallavicini’s steeps to Big Sky’s Lone Peak. He was able to teach the sport he loved to countless others as a snowbike instructor at Keystone. His pickleball play was accentuated by his fluorescent lime green apparel. And he chuckled each time the thin Rocky Mountain air helped him reach The River Course’s par-5’s in two. All the while, Clark’s iPod blared forth Yanni, Nazareth and Coldplay as he, often accompanied by his dog, Daisy, skipped to the beat of life.
Clark is survived by his wife, Barbara; mother, Joyce; sons/wives Brett and Lisa Stoneback and granddaughter Wendy Boyle, Bart and Jennifer Stoneback, and Chris Stoneback, and his daughter/husband Jill and Greg Jones and grandchildren Zach and Rylie Jones.
A memorial service celebrating Clark’s life will be held at the Frisco Senior Center on Saturday, from 4- 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.