Marilyn Clark passed away at the age of 77 on Nov. 5, 2018. She was born on Nov. 18, 1940, to Marion “Bud” and Rosemary Powell, joining big-sister Judy. She was raised in Moro, The Dalles and Hood River, Ore., graduating from Hood River High School in 1959. Shortly after graduation, she married Don Clark, with whom she had two children, Mark and Melanie. Don and Marilyn were married for 21 years.
Marilyn’s fascination from an early age was genealogy. She loved traveling to far-off cemeteries when she learned of an ancestor’s final resting place, and one of her favorites was a visit to Boston to visit the grave of Charles Bulfinch, her third great grandfather who, she liked to brag, was the architect of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.
Marilyn volunteered her time and resources to the Providence Hood River Hospital, as well as to Parkhurst Place. She could always be counted on to provide special love and care to elderly and special-needs friends. She was also a strong supporter of Alzheimer’s research.
Marilyn was a proud member of the Laureate Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, as well as of the local sewing (Sew-What) club, where we are sure she never raised a needle with the best of them. She was also a past president of the Hood River Historical Museum.
She leaves behind her old cat, Callie; son, Mark (Lory); daughter, Melanie (Dave); granddaughter, Stephanie (Josh) and the light of her life, great-grandson, Langston; sister, Judy (Lyle); and many dear, local friends and extended family.
A memorial service was held Nov. 11, and the family would like to thank all who came to honor their mom and to support them.
Memorial contributions may be made to one of Marilyn’s two charitable passions: The Sherman County Historical Museum or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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