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CLARK, Kevin

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CLARK, Kevin. (St. Donatus, IA, Jan. 29, 1958--Dubuque, IA, July 4, 1987). Peace Corps member. Between June 1984, and September 1986, Clark helped natives of Lesotho, South Africa, establish orchards. Bitten by an insect, Clark contracted Burkitt's lymphoma, a leukemia of the lymph system, from which he eventually died.

He is remembered in Africa with a grove of one hundred fifty peach trees he called "Arbor Pacis" or Trees of Peace. Three apple trees were planted in his honor at the E.B. LYONS NATURE PRESERVE.