MONTCLAIR, N.J. and Woodstock — A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will be held at the Montclair Golf Club within the next month for Lee Potter Clark who passed away peacefully Sept. 29 surrounded by her loving family.
Lee, first and foremost, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, friend and athlete. Born in Montclair in 1934, Lee attended Verona High School where she met Len Clark, the love of her life.
Lee graduated from Smith College in 1956, majoring in art history and embracing athletics. She regularly volunteered for the Smith scholarship programs.
Lee and Len married in 1957 and settled in Montclair. Lee’s modeling career featured her as the “Winston Girl” and “Avon Lady.” As an active community member, she volunteered for years at Mountainside Hospital and worked at Katherine Gibbs School. At Montclair Golf Club, she was a permanent member of the paddle tennis team.
Len’s love of Dartmouth College, his passion for painting and skiing and Lee’s passion for the outdoors lead to the purchase of a farm in the “Happy Valley,” of Woodstock.
In the 60’s they semi-retired to Woodstock in 90’s where Len’s artwork could be seen in local galleries and Lee could be found on the tennis courts or working in the yard. She cherished her gardens, their hikes and the beauty of the Green Mountains.
Lee will be known for living a life full of grace, wit, warmth towards others…always with a smile.
Lee is survived by her husband, Leonard Johnson Clark; one son, Scott Johnson Clark; one daughter, Shelley Clark Ott; a brother, Bruce G Potter; one son-in-law Robert Ott; two granddaughters, Courtney and Lauren Ott; and Kimberly Scary, Scott’s fiancée.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown, N.J. at www.F4MMC.org. More information and condolences may be made to the family c/o Lee Potter Clark at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com.
This obituary first appeared in the October 11, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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