Dr. DaCosta Clark, 73, retired oral surgeon and civic leader, and member of the Sons Utah Pioneers, died at his home in Provo, December 8, 1979. He was born December 20, 1906 to Dr. James Cecil and Laura Clark Clark in Panguitch, Utah. He married Erma Merrill [on] September 15, 1930; she died October 12, 1938. He married Hazel Cook September 17, 1939. 

Dr. Clark attended Brigham Young University and graduated from North Pacific College of Oregon in 1934. He received a masters degree in oral surgery from Northwestern University in 1942. 

Prior to his retirement, Dr. Clark had been chief oral surgeon at Utah Valley Hospital, and was formerly president of the regional and state dental societies. 

Dr. Clark was a life member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a fellow in the International College of Dentists and a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Surgery. 

He received the Distinguished Award and the Ernest L. Wilkinson Award for his service at Brigham Young University. He was president of the BYU Alumni Association in 1960 and chairman of the school’s fundraising committee for 20 years. 

Dr. Clark was a past president of Utah National Parks Council Boy Scouts, past president of Provo Lions Club and chairman of the Provo Fourth of July celebration. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Cougar Club and past director of Utah Division of the American Cancer Society. 

Dr. Clark was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Provo Fifth Ward bishopric and as a member of the high council in the BYU Fifth Stake. 

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