Aaron Michael Clark 4/3/1986 - 4/6/2021 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Aaron Michael Clark died unexpectedly April 6th, 2021. Aaron was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on April 3, 1986 to Kerry and Mari Kay (Palesano) Clark. He had lived in Anadarko, OK, Waxahachie, TX, Portland, OR, Boston, MA, Alpena MI, Longmont, CO, and finally in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho until his death. He was a musician, movie buff, comic book nerd, screenplay writer, adventurer, dreamer, and chef.
Aaron graduated High School in Waxahachie, Texas. After a few years of working in the DFW area, he and his best friend, Derek Scott, settled in Portland, Oregon. Aaron was an avid guitarist. He played in various bands including The Mercury Tree, Bangbakc, and Speake Pendulum, and performed in live shows. He toured California, Oregon, and Washington with the band, The Mercury Tree. He also started a legendary house venue named Porch Couch in the basement at his home in Portland, Oregon. He enjoyed helping promote various bands and new artists.
While in Oregon, he met Michelle Fowler, who was the love of his life. They were married April 15, 2015.
Aaron had many interest and abilities. In college he studied theater, economics, web design, and video editing. He loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, and riding his bicycle throughout the Portland area, as well as the hills of Idaho. He enjoyed gardening and would make stunningly- delicious, gourmet meals with the food he had grown in his garden. He also enjoyed working in the food industry and had several jobs working as a sous-chef.
Aaron was passionate about politics and economics and had many conversations with people about the political climate of today. He was zealous about his personal and political beliefs and had a big heart for the disadvantaged and the outcast of society.
Recently, Aaron had begun to slow down, traveling less and enjoying the simple life. His future plan and dream was to get a degree in fighting forest fires. He was passionate about it and excited to begin the schooling.
Aaron was fiercely loyal to his friends. Those who knew him well, loved and respected him. He touched many lives in his travels. He had a huge personality and loved and lived life his way. In the words of his cousin, T.J. Palesano, “His personality was such a force to be reckoned with.” He was deeply loved and is sorely missed.
Aaron is survived by his wife Michelle, his “cat daughter” Miss Travis, parents Kerry and Mari Kay, brother Nathaniel (Amanda) Clark, nieces and nephews, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many more relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to go to shop.arborday.org, choose Trees in Memory, and donate to one of our nation’s forests in memory of Aaron.
A memorial service will be held on ZOOM Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 1:00pm Eastern time. The ZOOM link will be posted at Aaron’s father’s Facebook page Saturday morning before the memorial. https://www.facebook.com/kerry.clark/