Ellen Irene Clark
1932 - 2020
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ELLEN IRENE CLARK
April 23, 1932 ˜ August 27, 2020

Ellen I. Clark of Vancouver, WA passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2020. She was 88 years old. Ellen was born to Loren H. and Irene M. Galbraith in Portland, OR.
Her parents owned and operated Galbraith Gardens, a wholesale and retail nursery, in Lake Shore. She and her brother Clark worked alongside them.
Ellen graduated from Vancouver High School in 1950, worked for a year at Alcoa and then began at Clark Community College in 1951, graduating in 1953.
She married Walter C. Clark in October 1952. Ellen became an Army wife and together they raised their family across Europe and the United States.
She was an active member of the 21st Ave. Baptist Church in Lake Shore and later the Church of God, in Vancouver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter in November 1992.
Ellen is survived by her son, William L. Clark (Laura); daughter, Lynn M. Sandor; and son, Mark R. Clark; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was laid to rest at Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, in a family service.
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Published in The Columbian on Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
Ellen and I started first grade together at Lake Shore School. Our family had to move when we were in the fifth grade, but we went to the same high school and graduated the same year. I visited her frequently as we got older and would take her to see our electrolysis until my car died and I didn't have transportation. I started using public transportation. I did try to call her in the past year, but her phone had been disconnected. I am sorry I wasn't able to talk with her again. I am Delores Ruge, 360-693--5606.
Delores Ruge
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September 8, 2020
I drove Ellen to many appointments and events. I adored her. When I climbed Mt St Helens, she rooted for me and waved from her window. I carried a sign up the mountain that said "Hi Ellen" . She was a dear lady.
Suzi Goedert
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September 7, 2020
My condolences go out to the Clark family..You were such great neighbors
and i have fond memories especially with Lynn..school bus buddies.. again my thoughts are with you at this heartfelt time..Dave Heim
dave heim
September 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Herb and Carole Maxey
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