THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO OUR FELLOW FIRE CHIEFS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY.
Raymond S. Clark – May 14, 2018
Raymond Clark had many titles throughout his life including Boat Captain, Electrical Engineer, Square Dance Caller, Volunteer Fire Chief, Jack-of-all Trades and Pastor. He was best known as a husband, father, brother-in-law, gran-daddy and great gran-daddy. Ray worked at Sandia National Labs for 30 years. Ray was active in the Bernalillo County Fire Department and Fire District #6, International Association of Fire Chiefs- Southwestern Division, United Methodist Church, Disciples of Christ Church and NM Shriners’.
Raymond “Ray” S. Clark, retired from Bernalillo County Fire Distict 6 in Sandia Park, NM. in 1992. He served as Fire Chief for 24 years. He joined District 6 in 1971 as a volunteer firefighter and worked his way to training officer, lieutenant, captain, asst. chief and finally to the rank of Fire Chief in 1978. He retired from the dept in 1992.
He was an active member of the IAFC-Southwestern Division for 38 years. He joined the organization in 1980 and continued his membership until his death in 2018. He was elected twice to the office of President, served as the exhibit chairman, and also the secretary/treasurer.
Clark served on many fire and emergency services related committees throughout his career including the Bernalillo County Blue Ribbon Committee on Emergency Services, New Mexico Committee on Fire and Emergency Services, the Bernalillo County Committee on Fire Tax Referendum and others too numerous to list. He has been inducted into the New Mexico Fire Chiefs Hall of Fame.
He was a national certified emergency medical technician (EMT) with an IV rating, a New Mexico certified fire instructor, a national certified defensive driving instructor, and was active in the Red Cross and Heart Association as a CPR instructor/trainer.
He is survived by wife his of 56 years, Beth; his daughter, Bett Clark (Chrissie Gerding); daughter, Rebecca Jee (Chuck); grandson, Raymond Jee (Clara); granddaughter, Monique Jee (Chris Chavez); great grandchildren, Aiden and Adele Jee; and special friends, Troy and Marsha Humble, and Lorenzo and Jen Abrahm.