Laconia-----Mrs. Marion C. Clark, 96, passed peacefully at her residence at the Congregate Living Center, Taylor Community, on Tuesday, July 20, 2004.
She was the widow of Harold J. "Ponzi" Clark who died May 14, 1960.
Mrs. Clark was born March 31, 1908 in Woodsville, NH, the daughter of Walter G. and Charlotte (Davison) Cotton. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1925. Mrs. Clark worked at Scott & Williams for thirty-five years, where she was the payroll supervisor, retiring in 1970. She was a Quarter Century Club member at Scott & Williams.
Mrs. Clark was very active in the community and her church. She was a charter member and past president of the Business and Professional Women's Club, United Church Women and AARP. She was a Past Noble Grand of the Esther Rebekah Lodge, Past Matron of the Mt. Washington Chapter O.E.S., and a member of the Laconia Historical Society. Mrs. Clark served for many years as a volunteer at the Laconia Hospital and for the Red Cross, and was a director of the Taylor Home for 15 years.
Mrs. Clark was honored by the New Hampshire State Mother of the Year Program. Mrs. Clark was very much involved with the activities of her church. She was a lifetime member of the St. James Episcopal Church family. She had served as a Vestry member and as Building Fund Treasurer. Her efforts led to the success of the mortgage free church. She was much loved by many at the Taylor Home Complex where she remained active until her recent illness. She served on the Food Board, and acted as postmistress for many years. She was always seen bringing cheer to those in need. She will be missed.
Mrs. Clark is survived by six of her children, Harold John Clark and his wife, Janice, of Aiken, South Carolina and Laconia, NH; Carolyn Clark Sanborn of Laconia, NH; David H. Clark and his wife, "Bunny", of Laconia, NH; Charles L. Clark and his wife, Priscilla, of Gilford, NH; Richard C. Clark and his wife, Marlis, of Clearfield, Utah and Kenneth R. Clark and his wife,
Deborah, of Stratham, NH; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one sibling, Roger E. Cotton, and his wife, "Betty", of Mt. Shasta, CA; a sister-in-law, Lauretta Cotton, who resides at the Congregate Living Center, Laconia, NH and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Jason Cotton Clark, who was killed while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Iceland in 1959, and by four brothers and two sisters, Kenneth Cotton, Guy Cotton, Jason Cotton, Phil Cotton, Charlotte Coppo and Elizabeth Bryant.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday evening, July 22, 2004 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2004 at 10:00AM at St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia, NH. Rev. William S. Gannon, Interim Rector of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 876 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.