Dorothy was born April 2, 1922, in Lexington, Kentucky to Herbert S. Chase and Malissa Wilson Chase. She graduated from Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, then attended Eastern Kentucky State University. On July 5, 1941, Dorothy married Charles O. “Charlie” Clark in Fort Thomas. They moved to Amarillo, Texas in 1955.
As a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, she served on the Administrative Board, taught Sunday school, was a member of United Methodist Women and the 50/50 Sunday School Class, and sang in the Sanctuary Choir for 53 years. Dot also started the Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry. She was in several Bible studies including Thursday Morning Bible Study at the First Christian Church for over 30 years. Dot was an artist, a member of the Amarillo Symphony Guild, Amarillo Art Force, Amarillo Art Alliance, Amarillo Antique Club, Amarillo Republican Women’s Club, and enjoyed playing bridge with friends.
Dot loved her family, her church, and her Lord. She had a zest for life, a quick wit, and was not afraid to speak her mind. She will be greatly missed by the many lives she touched.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother, and two sisters.
Survivors include her children, Winston “Wink” Clark and wife, Bea, of Canyon, Malissa Alexander of Amarillo, and Beth Drake and husband, Randy, of La Crescenta, California. She was known as “Grandma Dot” to her 6 grandchildren: Malissa Langham, Lane Marrufo, Allison House and husband Curtis, Eloise Bell and husband Miles, Austin Drake, and Carrie Drake. Dot also had 11 great-grandchildren: Tiffni Urioste, Christian O’Con, Alexis Alcala, Makenze Little, Brandon Cowden, Wade, Bethani, Emmalee, and Hadlee House, Cora and Miley Bell, and one great-great-grandchild, William Herrera.
Celebration of life services will be at Polk Street United Methodist Church on Friday, March 27, at 2:00 pm., Clark Obit Picofficiated by Burt Palmer, Kevin Deckard, and Curtis House. Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.