2005-01-13 / Obituaries

Rosemary R. Clark

Rosemary Clark was born in Denver, CO on June 3, 1922, the oldest of five children. She died January 6, 2005. Her mother had studied to be a teacher before she was married, and her father was an engineer for the U.S. Forest Service, who surveyed and constructed several of the main highway passes through the Rocky Mountains.

Rosemary graduated from Loretto Heights College near Denver with a degree in psychology and Spanish. She graduated just as the US joined World War II and took her first job at the Pentagon as a researcher on Latin American matters. She met her husband there, and they were married shortly after the war ended.

Her husband of 49 years was Edward F. Clark, Jr., a New York lawyer who had enlisted in the Army and worked in military intelligence. After he and Rosemary were married, they moved to New York City, where he resumed his legal career. She became a homemaker and raised three children, living on East 86 Street in Manhattan. Her son Raymond resides in Montant, daughter Celia lives in Rye, and son Andrew lives in Dobbs Ferry. Rosemary was very active in the Parents League and in the Chapin-Brearley Exchange.

After Ed Clark retired, in 1978, they moved to Cold Spring, and lived on Grandview Terrace, overlooking the Hudson. Rosemary loved the view and her adopted community of Cold Spring. Among her many interests in the Hudson Valley were the Philipstown Garden Club and the Putnam Historical Society.

Ed died in 1996, at the age of 89. Rosemary continued to live in Cold Spring until she was involved in a serious car accident in 2000, after which she moved to the Osborne Retirement Community in Rye, NY.

In addition to her children, Rosemary is survived by her sister, Bernice Wood of Hilton Head, SC, brother, James Reddick, of Sanford, FL, brother Raymond Reddick of Denver, CO and her grandchildren, Diana and Carl Gentry, Lucy Clark, Johanna Clark. She is also survived by her stepchildren Chris (Kip) Clark of Stamford, CT and Michael Clark of San Francisco, CA.

Services were held at Our Lady of Lorretto Church on Monday January 10th at 11 am. Interment followed in the Cold Spring Cemtery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in remembrance of Rosemary may be made to Philipstown Garden Club, P.O. Box 255 Garrison, NY 10524

Arrangements were under the direction of The Clinton Funeral Home of Cold Spring.

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