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Clark and Diane chosen as grand marshals for the Fountain Green Parade

By Staff | Jul 10, 2024

Clark and Diane Walker

The Fountain Green community is proud to announce that Clark and Diane will be the grand marshals for this year’s parade. Their story is one of love, dedication, and deep-rooted community spirit, making them the perfect choice to lead the festivities.

Clark and Diane’s journey together began in Denver, Colorado, where they met at church. Their connection blossomed into a lifelong partnership, and they were married on Nov. 10, 1960. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to Logan, Utah, where Clark pursued his education at Utah State University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history, and in 1963, the couple was sealed in the Logan Temple, strengthening their commitment to each other and their faith.

During their time in Logan, Clark and Diane welcomed their first four children into the world. Diane, an exceptional homemaker and cook, created a loving and nurturing environment for their growing family. After Clark’s graduation, the family moved to Tropic, Utah, where he began his teaching career at Bryce Valley High School. The couple cherished their time in Tropic, and it was here that they were blessed with four more children. Diane continued to be a dedicated homemaker, seamstress, and role model of hard work for her children, while Clark also served as a park ranger for eight years.

In 1974, the family made another move, this time to Fountain Green, where they were blessed with their youngest child in 1977. Clark initially worked in agriculture for five years before returning to education. He taught at Moroni Elementary and Moroni Middle School before becoming the principal of Fountain Green Elementary School. During this time, Clark pursued his master’s degree at Brigham Young University. Diane also contributed to the local education system, working as an aide and later as a secretary for the North Sanpete School District.

Clark dedicated 13 years as the principal of Fountain Green Elementary School, while Diane worked at the Ephraim clinic as a medical assistant and volunteered as a level 1-EMT for the North Sanpete Ambulance, and later for Walmart. Their commitment to their community and their ability to connect with others made them beloved figures in Fountain Green. Clark retired in 2000 after 20 years in the educational system, but their service to the community did not stop there.

The couple has always been active in various community and church roles. In the 1970s, Clark served on the city council, and both he and Diane were involved in community activities. They participated in “Levis and Lace,” a dancing event that their children loved to watch. Additionally, they served in the Manti Temple, with Diane serving for nine years and Clark for twenty years.

Clark and Diane have also been integral to the annual Lamb Days celebration in Fountain Green. They have worked in concession stands, ticket booths, helped with the mutton dinner and lamb sandwich stands, and even played in the softball tournament. Every year, they look forward to sitting on their front porch and watching the Lamb Day parade with their family.

The couple has been blessed with a large, loving family, including 54 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren. Their legacy of love, hard work, and service has deeply impacted their family and the wider community. They are both talented gardeners, known for their beautiful garden and roses, and their home is a testament to their dedication and care.

Clark and Diane feel immensely grateful to have lived in Fountain Green, which they describe as a blessing in their lives. They hope that their contributions have positively impacted the community as much as Fountain Green has enriched their own lives.

As they lead the Fountain Green Parade as grand marshals, Clark and Diane will undoubtedly receive the recognition and admiration they so richly deserve. Their story is a testament to the power of love, dedication, and community spirit, and they continue to inspire those around them with their unwavering commitment and kindness.

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