STRAFFORD — There will be no funeral services per the request of Frances N. Clark, 84, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 10, 2012 at her home in Strafford. Burial will be in the Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton.
She was born Aug. 12, 1927 in Royalton, the daughter of Karl E. and Lethia M. (Davis) Wood.
She attended school in South Royalton.
On Nov. 11, 1942, she married Edwin C. “Jip” Clark. They lived in Bethel, Lympus and Sharon before moving to Strafford in 1960. Edwin died Jan. 10, 1998.
She was a member of the Legion Post 26 Women’s Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post 2571 Women’s Auxiliary both of White River Jct., VT. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling with family at many different casinos and doing crossword puzzles in the evenings. Frances’s great love was for her pug dogs, Kandie Anne, Sassy, Missy, Snicker Doodle, Cuddles, Skittles and Myia.
She is survived by her two sons, Karl Clark of Sharon and Douglas Clark and his wife, Deborah of Strafford; four daughters, Patricia Hammond of Strafford, Beverly Moses and her husband, Gardner, Jr., of Tunbridge, Diane Cavanaugh and her companion, Randy Vanderwalker of Minerva, N.Y., and Sherrie Bernard and her husband, Brad of Blaine, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Amell and her husband, Sheldon, Sr. of South Royalton; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Clark; a daughter, Linda Dawn Clark; two sisters, Nina Boles and Fannie Clark; a brother, Elmore Wood; and her companion, Leonard Clark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for Frances’s Pugs, c/o Patricia Hammond, 397 Brook Road, Charon, 05065.
The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelase are in charge of arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the February 16th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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