Emanuel Jensen Lark was born in Grenna, Denmark, to Jens Andreas Catinus Jensen Laerke and Ana Emilie Marie Christensen on Oct. 22, 1928, and passed on to his Lord Jan. 11, 2011. He came to this country in 1954, after serving in the Danish Army. He married in Elgin, Ill., and was in the motel business in Red Lodge, Mont., Sand Point Idaho, Port Isabel, Tex. and here in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
He loved his family and friends, both here and the ones he left behind in Denmark.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Jane Eleanor Lark; his two children, Jeanne M. Wilkins (Ross) of Virginia Beach, Vir. and Jim A. Lark (Gregoria) of Pagosa Springs; five grandchildren; Megan A. Jerkins, Gwendolyon E. Jerkins, and Brianna D. Jerkins of Virginia Beach, and Amber V. Lark and Aimee R. Lark of Pagosa Springs and many beloved relatives in Denmark. He loved you all so. Amen.
Crossing the Bar
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.