Charles Eugene ”Gene” Clock was a man of his word. He was a man who wore plaid proudly. He brooked no nonsense in life but exhibited a subtle sense of humor to his friends who knew him best. He was an avid hunter when he was young but in later years chose fishing as his preferred sport. He loved his family, Melissa, his daughter from a first marriage, his current wife and family, Patty Kunimura Woods, daughter Wendy Woods Van Diest, and granddaughter Regan Van Diest.
Eugene Charles Clock was born on April 21, 1936 in Reno, Nevada at St. Mary’s Hospital. His parents were Ella Francis Bremenkampf and Frank Eugene Clock, Jr. His ancestors reached back to Priscilla and John Alden at Plymouth Rock on his father’s side and to ancestor’s predating the American Revolution on his mother’s side. Gene’s maternal great grandparents came to Nevada in 1866 as they followed the traditional gold rush trail from Ohio to Virginia City, to Hamilton, to Austin to finally settling in Eureka, where his mother grew up. He used to joke that he would be “the last Clock” in his family as no male Clock produced a son on his father’s side of the family.Read more “Charles Eugene Clock”