Margaret (Wilson) Clark
June 16, 1928 ~ March 30, 2014
Margaret Clark, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away with her family at her side March 30, 2014. She was born on June 16, 1928, to James and Ivy (Wild) Wilson in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Growing up, Margaret enjoyed helping her father in his drug store, and she also helped her aunt and uncle with the lake cabins at Lake Superior. Music was a very important and enjoyable part of her life. Her uncle, Eric Wild, was a musician composer from Canada. They wrote music together. Eric would do the music and Margaret wrote the words. She also sang in the church choir and later, with a band. She graduated from high school at 15. She then went on to Nursing School in Kitchener, Ontario. Upon graduating, at the request of her uncle, Dr. John Abraham in Wenatchee, she came to Wenatchee, WA, where she met the love of her life, LeRoy “Bill” Clark. They knew they would marry, after knowing each other only for two weeks. They were married on July 2, 1952.
Margaret worked at Deaconess Hospital for many years. She specialized in OB/GYN (helped deliver babies for many years). She was blessed with twins, Leslie and Carol. Margaret worked part-time for a few years, as the twins kept her busy. When the twins were in school, she went back to work full-time. She taught at Wenatchee Valley College for a few years. Also, she was a bookkeeper and then a manager at the East Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. When her husband, Bill, retired from Alcoa, they traveled. They went to Hawaii and brought back outfits for their grandchildren. They also enjoyed taking the grandchildren to Sault Ste. Marie to see Margaret’s family. They drove and stayed at motels with water slides. Margaret would test out the slides first, before the grandchildren. She said it was to make sure it was alright for the little ones! She was an awesome grandma. Margaret was a member of White Shrine, Eastern Star, Rebekah’s and Odd Fellows.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Clark, in May 2013. She is survived by her brother, John Wilson of Coquitlam, B.C.; her children, Carol, Leslie, Lisa, Cyndi and Diane; her grandchildren, Jim (Samantha), Melissa (Darius), Michael (Andrea), Tyler (Krista), Christie (Aaron), Saraya (Mike), Cody (Jazz) and Natalie (Mike); and great-grandchildren, Shania, James, Alexis, Emily, Megan, Jayden, CC, Logan, Kaylen and Jessica (Jaime). Mom, we miss you very much. We know you and dad are together again.
Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Jones & Jones~Betts Memorial Chapel in Wenatchee. Family and friends are invited to attend a gathering offering food and fellowship at the family home following service. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.