Dorothy Louise Clark passes away at 96

DOWNEY - Longtime Downey resident Dorothy Louise Clark passed away peacefully at her home on April 14.Clark, 96, had suffered from a variety of ailments the past few years. Born Dec. 12, 1914 in Darien, Conn., she spent all but the first 10 years of her life in California. She and Harvey Clark were married in 1936. Their marriage lasted for nearly 70 years until his sudden passing in 2005. She was a secretary for several different companies before opening her own business, Dot's Secretarial. She provided secretarial services for a wide range of clients until her retirement in 1988. Clark was also a volunteer at Downey Regional Medical Center for 15 years. She was preceded in death by Harvey and their eldest son, Darrel (Jerry) Clarke in 1967, as well as her siblings. She is survived by son, Gregory Clarke, and his wife, Lonna, and daughter, Wendy, and her husband, John McKinsey; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A private interment service has been scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Cancer Society.

********** Published: April 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 1