Momma left her home in Natrona, Wyoming on the wings of an Angel to be with the Good Lord on August 31, 2021. Clarice was born September 24, 1946 to her parents Thomas Manning, Sr. and Clarice Lyle Manning (Sankey) on the Manning Ranch in Natrona, Wyoming.
She attended Natrona Elementary, Dean Morgan Junior High where she participated on the Track Team, where in her words “She ran like a deer.” She also barrel raced with her horse, Blaze.
Clarice graduated from Natrona County High School in 1964. After graduation she attended Casper College and received her LPN License. She worked at the Wyoming Medical Center for a few years. She then met her husband Jerry Clark and was married June of 1966. They lived in Casper for a short while then moved to Houston, Texas. Clarice continued to work as a Nurse at the Rest Home in Harris County.
On May 4, 1972 she had her first child, Sheila Rae Romey (Clark) in Houston, Texas. On October 10, 1974 she had her second child, Lyle James Clark in Casper, Wyoming. In 1976 she moved back to Natrona, Wyoming. In 1978 she bought the Natrona Store and Station which she owned and operated until 1989. She went to work in Casper, Wyoming running her own cleaning business and taking care of anyone who needed her. She did that for over 20 years then went to work as a Maintenance Personnel at the Ghost Town Fuel Stop for a couple years. She then went back to housekeeping and care taking until February 2014 after that she retired. Clarice was an extremely hard worker, she put her whole heart and soul into her family and anything she ever did. She cared for so many people and loved everyone. She was an amazing woman, daughter, sister, aunt, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Clarice is preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Sister Marguerite Scovill, half brother Ernest Manning, brothers; Thomas Manning, Jr., Percy Manning, Carroll Manning and Charles Manning. Nephews; Brian Manning, Kelly and Larry Batchelor, Calvin Manning, Roy and Troy Manning and one Grandson, Thomas Mills, plus many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She leaves behind her Uncle, Bruce White; Sister, Muriel May Biles; Brother, John Neil Manning; Daughter, Sheila Rae (William) Romey; Son, Lyle James Clark. Grandchildren; Matthew Clark, Trevor and Tristan Meyers, Taya Gallaga, Rachel Brenden, Sadie Roylance, McKala and Brandi Romey; Great Grandchildren; Zyren & Zealen Meyers, Ezra Durgin Meyers, Kiara Gallaga, Dylan and Laura Brenden, Daveigh, Jerzie and Lakota Roylance, Christopher Schott and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no services per Clarice’s request. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.