Obituary: Dorothy Mae Clark
Dorothy Mae Clark
Dorothy Mae Clark, formerly of Lindsay, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at Seaview Senior Living, in Brookings, Ore. at the age of 92. She was born on March 24, 1925 in Sigourney, Iowa to Ralph A. and Margaret (Bakehouse) Wickenkamp.
While still a young child, her family moved to Southern California and Dorothy grew up in North Hollywood. She graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1943. Following high school she was a vehicle driver for the U.S. Army and after World War II was a homemaker.
Dorothy married Frank William Clark in 1944 in Denver, Colo., while Frank was serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. They were married for 59 years until Frank passed away in February 2003.
Frank, Dorothy, and their three sons moved from Southern California to Lindsay, Calif. in 1956 where he was employed as a carpenter. Dorothy worked as a school bus driver, at TriDex electronics, taught swimming and coached for the Lindsay Skimmers youth swim team, and worked as church secretary and sang in the choir at the Lindsay United Methodist Church. She took courses at College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California. Both Frank and Dorothy were active in scouting and the PTA and enjoyed camping and the outdoors. In 1976 she was an adult member of the California Girls’ Choir during their two-month European tour. Dorothy was the assistant librarian for Lindsay High School until she and Frank moved from Lindsay – first to Angel’s Camp, California, then to Ashland, Oregon.
In 1991 Frank and Dorothy moved to the hills behind Talent, Oregon – their final home together. Dorothy worked as an assistant librarian at Talent Middle School and sang with the Siskiyou Singers.
Dorothy is survived by her sons James William Clark (married to Donna Clark) of Eureka, Calif., Steven Ralph Clark of Lindsay, Calif., and Larry John Clark, of Vienna, Va.; two grandsons Steven Eric Clark and Adam S. Clark, and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial remembrance for family and friends is planned in Talent Oregon on Dec. 16, 2017.