Derek was born and raised in Clatsop County. He attended Astoria and Warrenton High Schools and loved animals. He enjoyed the outdoors and always found time for fishing, camping and spending time with his friends.
Derek is survived by his mother Stephanie (Fitzpatrick) Pedraza, stepfather Marco Pedraza, siblings Maverick and Savana, father Chris Clark, uncle Chris Fitzpatrick, aunt Amanda Odvina and cousin Avery, and grandfather Gale Fitzpatrick. He was preceded in death by grandmother Kathy Fitzpatrick.
Everyone is invited to attend a celebration of life on Memorial Day, May 26th, at Shelter A, Coffenbury Lake in Fort Stevens State Park. A potluck will be held from 3 to 8 p.m.
Caldwells Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.caldwellsmortuary.com.