Carole Clark
1931 - 2020
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April 15, 1931 ˜ July 5, 2020

Carole Kupersmith Clark, 89, died peacefully on July 5, 2020. She went to be reunited with her husband of more than 60 years, Jim Clark, who passed away in 2011, and also her daughter, Jeryl Cannard who passed in 2018. She was also preceded in death by her father, Wendell Kupersmith, her mother, Beula Heard, and her stepfather, Raymond Heard.
Carole leaves behind her daughter, Debbie Henzi; son-in-law, Glenn Cannard (Jeryl); brother, Rodney Kupersmith (Mickey); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Carole was born in Portland, Oregon on April 15, 1931. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1948 and married Jim Clark in 1950. She lived most of her life in Portland, moving to Vancouver, Washington after Jim died.
Carole was a homemaker for many years which she loved, and also worked at Portland Auto Auction, where she made many lifelong friends. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting and attending extracurricular events that featured her grandchildren.
Carole had most recently resided at the Guardian Angels Adult Care Home in Vancouver, and the family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers there who gave her the most loving care in the last months of her life. We would also like to thank the staff at PeaceHealth Hospice Care for the comfort they gave her and the family at the end.
Due to the situation with Covid-19, there will not be a traditional funeral service. The family will have a private gathering at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her name be sent to the Roosevelt High School Alumni Fund at:
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 19, 2020.
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July 26, 2020
Carole was the nicest person I ever worked with. very pleasent. may she rest in peace.
john gregg
July 19, 2020
She was a lovely, happy lady. I was privileged to know Carole and her family in Vernonia, Oregon, when she was in grade school. She was my sister's best friend. I'm sure she will be missed by all who knew her.
Bob New
July 17, 2020
Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I don't know if you remember the McMahon girls (Sharon & Cathy) who lived on 47th-2 house up from you. When we used to come to your house to play, Carole was always so gracious and made us feel so welcomed. She would bring us quilts to the backyard to make tent forts. She always had treats for us! my heart goes out to you and your family.
Sharon McMahon Hering
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