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Barbara Doris Clark
17 Jul 1874 - 03 Mar 1956
Woodward News
17 Sep 2006, Pg 3


Doris Clark, 87-year-old Woodward resident, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 in the St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Scott A. Boeckman as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Ft. Supply alongside five generations of her family. A Prayer Vigil will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Barbara Doris (Devore) Clark was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Ft. Supply, Okla. to Frank Warren and Mary Marjorie (Ager) Devore. Doris graduated from Fort Supply High School in 1937 where she had been active in sports and she played the piano for local events.

Doris attended the American Business College in Wichita, Kan. after which she worked for the Soil Conservation Office in Woodward, the National Youth Administration in Alva, substituted as a clerk at the Fort Supply Post Office occasionally and was a secretary to various physicians at Western State Hospital at Fort Supply for thirteen years.

She and the love of her life, Dick Clark were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 1939 in the rectory of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Woodward. They made their home in Wichita, Kan., where Dick worked in the office of the Rock Island Railroad. They were transferred to Omaha, Nebraska in 1940. Later they were transferred to Kansas City, Mo. and then to Independence, Mo. where Dick studied at night and became a rate clerk for the Rock Island Railroad. When World War II ended the family moved to Fort Supply to help Doris's parents in their farming and ranching operation. After retiring they moved to Woodward in 1990.

Doris was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church. She was an active member serving on the Diocese Board and held several offices in the Catholic Daughters of America including being the Grand Regent in Woodward. She was secretary of the Fort Supply Alumni Association for a number of years, president for one year and was on the board of the Woodward Museum.

She will be missed by her entire family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and great friend to all of her many friends.

She is survived by her husband Dick of the home; one son Tim Clark and wife Judy of Woodward; one daughter Cheryl and husband Jim Carlton of Ponca City; nine grandchildren Leane Marrs Theiss, Marian Marrs Creviston, Richard (Jud) Alford, Kristie Clark Harzman, Franklin Marrs, Shawnna Clark, Charlene Alford Mercier, Ricky Celeste Alford Boyle, and Lance Clark; 18 great-grandchildren, Karl Theiss, Whitney Harzman, Jeahn Creviston, K.T. Theiss, Teigan Alford, Stevie Harzman, Matthew Harzman, Travis Marrs, Diane Creviston, Logan Gentry, Blythe Gentry, Austin Marrs, Bailey Gentry, Tate Alford, Lane Clark, Chance Mercier, Chloe Clark, and Beau Mercier.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, one who died as an infant and Diane Clark Marrs who died on Jan. 13, 1979 and grandson Robert Alford on Feb. 11, 1966.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Altar Society with the funeral home as custodian of the fund.


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