Chan Clarkson is remembered for his quick wit, love of good conversation, and optimism about life. Chan was born in Portland, attending Alameda and Grant, and later University of Oregon. He had a vibrant advertising career until retiring at 79. In addition to that, he was an armchair architect and historian. The cup was always half full with Chan, and he believed in the potential of people to achieve great things. His last twenty years were spent in a fun and loving marriage with Mary Ellen. Chan was a loyal friend, father, and husband, and will be missed by the vast number of people whose lives he touched. He passed away on January 20th at 94. I miss you, Dad.
1/25/2016 04:13:14 pm
What a nice tribute, Martha. So sorry to hear of your loss but know that your Dad lived a good life and loved his daughter so very much.
1/25/2016 05:25:22 pm
Wonderful words and photos Martha...makes me smile seeing CCC's personality shining through these shots...thanks for the share.
Kim and Joe
1/26/2016 08:47:25 pm
Martha, that is well-written! We will miss your dear Dad.
2/2/2016 10:20:25 am
Thanks for sharing, Martha. By living life large (and you do!) you pay tribute to your dad everyday...
2/24/2016 11:36:12 pm
Your writing is so good, Martha, that I had to read every account just for the enjoyment of it. Thanks for the letter. It made the day sparkle.
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