Cora Emma Clark passed from this life on March 26, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born at Sagerton, Haskell County, Texas, on Oct. 8, 1913, to Terrell Ross and Corrie Robertson Clark.
After graduating from Lockhart High School in 1932, Cora earned her Bachelor of Science degree from San Marcos Teacher’s College. Her dedication to educating children was evidenced by a 38-ye
ar teaching career in Texas public schools. She was a 56-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society and a Lifetime Member of Texas Retired Teachers.
On June 2, 1946, she married Hugh David Clark in Luling, Texas. They were blessed with a daughter, Kathryn Ann.
Cora was an active member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, a 25-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent of Guadalupe Victoria Chapter DAR and Regent of Loyalty Chapter DAR in Alexandria, La. While in Alexandria, she was Organizing Regent of Daughters of American Colonists, a member of the Daughters of the War of 1812 and Colonial Dames of XVII along with other patriotic organizations.
Among her many hobbies were reading, gardening and family research. She enjoyed a good game of dominoes or bridge along with cheering for the Astros. Cora was a talented artist both in china painting and oils.
In addition to her parents, Cora was predeceased by her first husband, Clayton Withers; her husband, Hugh Clark; daughter, Kathryn Ann Clark Davidson; four sisters; and three brothers.
Left with cherished memories are her son, Nye Clark Withers (Barbara), of Victoria; stepdaughter Gloria Goodman, of San Antonio; brother, Terrell Ellis Clark (Hazel), of Lockhart; granddaughters, Kim Withers, of Sinton, Amy Dale (Jim), of Waterloo, Ontario, Melissa Bade (Brian), of Pearland, and Sarah Davidson, of New Orleans; grandsons, Scott Withers (Margaret), of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Paul Davidson, of Portland, Ore.; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Bade; great-grandsons, Jason and Jacob Dale and Cannon Bade; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted on March 31, 2011 at the Lockhart cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Cora requested that donor’s contribute to the charity of their choice.