Noah Pulley Clark – He was a traveler and his life’s journey was cut short at the age of 37 on September 11, 2017. He was born July 1, 1980 in Santa Monica California. He graduated from Stephenville High School in 1998, where he was Senior Class President, and Arizona State University in 2003. Noah was smart, had a quick sense of humor and a contagious smile. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved everyone and saw the good in all of us. He was such a giving person; he never passed up someone in need without reaching out. For more than 5 years he provided a monthly dinner with IHELP through the Tempe Community Action Agency. His love for travel began with his dad taking him to Spring Training in Arizona every year. His favorite story was how Ken Griffey Jr. almost ran him over in his red Corvette in the parking lot while Noah was trying to get his autograph. As he got older his travels expanded, having visited 20 countries. Throughout his travels one of his joys was meeting and talking to locals, he would walk into a restaurant and make friends in the first five minutes. Noah had a wide circle of friends who love and cherish his friendship. He enjoyed all sports and adapted to whatever was the local flavor wherever he was living– soccer in Northern California, ice hockey on the frozen creek in Buffalo, basketball for his high school, the Stephenville Yellowjackets. He absolutely loved his NFL fantasy football group and was quite certain he had drafted the perfect team this year. Noah’s lifelong love of music started with his first live concert of the Smashing Pumpkins in Dallas, TX. He taught himself to play the acoustic guitar and took great pleasure in playing songs from his all-time favorite group Pearl Jam. Noah loved his entire extended family and his pugs Texas and Ruby. He loved and is survived by his wife; Tara Clark, his parents, mother and stepfather; Jo Ellen and Rick Onyshko, father and stepmother; John and Jessica Clark, sisters; Katherine Onyshko, Jodie Clark, Christine Clark, and brother; Brett Clark, grandparents; Jim and MaryLou Clark, in-laws; Ed & Helen McHugh, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers in law and sisters in law. Noah would want his friends to know how much he loved them and he knew they loved him. Additionally, they are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale Az., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Noah to IHELP at TempeAction.org. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
Dear JoEllen, Rick & Katherine,
My heart is breaking for you all….It was a privilege to meet and spend time with Noah and learn of his tender heart, generous and kind personality and witness the love he had for his beloved pugs. He was a wonderful young man and good friend to many. Praying for you all. Much love, Vicki Heise
Clark Family. We knew Noah thru our son Adam McNabb. He was a great kid!! I know Adam is devasted by Noahs passing. So sorry for your loss.
SHS Class of 1998
On behalf of the SHS Class of 98, we share your grief and loss. Noah was among our finest and well loved by all. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family and all those who Noah had an impact on. He’s already greatly missed and will continue to be so. It is with much sadness that we hear this news about our senior class president and friend.
My deepest condolences and prayers for all of Noah’s family and friends. I meet Noah through an amazing group of friends while attending ASU. Even though I was never close with Noah I knew him enough to know he had a huge heart and so much love for his family and friends. Rest In Peace Noah
I had the pleasure of meeting Noah through his Aunt Julie Clark Hanson. He had a great sense of humor, laid back nature, and held a generous spirit. My thoughts and peaceful wishes to all of the family.
Amy Lambert Crissey
Noah was such a special friend to me in Jr high and High School! He was the best listener and such a good, kind person. We would spend hours talking on the phone and I considered him one of my best friends! I am so sad that we lost touch in college and he has often been on my mind and in my prayers. Sending my heartfelt condolences, prayers, and love to his parents, wife, friends and family!
Suzanne L. Pickens
I wish to offer my condolences to the family of Noah Clark. We were just informed of this shocking news that really hits home with me, because I was an employee of his for a short time at McKesson Specialty Health in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was the kindest, most generous, thoughtful, fun-loving, personable manager I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with! Noah, you will be truly missed. You got your wings from the Lord who must have needed you in Heaven. Rest peacefully my friend!!!!!!!
I am sorry to hear about Noah. He was one of my friends at McKesson. He helped with my professional development and was always available when I had questions about our programs or just needed a sounding board to vent. He joined the Vitality Wellness Champ program and I would always have to give him grief because he never attended our meetings, I think he joined just for the swag! You will be missed Noah.