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Dorothy E. Clark
December 26, 1925 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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On November 5, 2023, Dorothy E. Clark of Emmett, Idaho, passed away at the age of 97. Dorothy was born December 26, 1925 in Hollister, California to Thomas and Ellen Ray. The family moved to Gilroy, California where She grew up and went to school. Dorothy was going to a military dance to meet up with a young soldier she met earlier. He got orders and was unable to attend. This young soldier sent Fredrick Clark to tell Dorothy he was not going to be able to be there. Fredrick met Dorothy at the dance to tell her that but instead danced the night away with her. They were later married on November 13, 1942, and from this union they had 7 children. She was an avid crocheter for over 80 years winning multiple awards at all levels, including nationally. Her needlework was spectacular, and she will be remembered for that. She led many 4-H clubs for over 35 years and was a Superintendent for 4-H at the fair. She was an active member in the Grange at all levels for 50 years. Dorothy was a state officer and was the first woman Master for the Gem County Grange. Dorothy was a foster grandparent for many years and was lovingly called Grandma by countless children. She served in the HeadStart program and the Carberry Elementary and Summer Reading Program at the Emmett Public Library. She was an avid pool player touting many trophies and awards. She served as the President of the Women's Auxiliary of The American Legion and wrote a column for the Messenger Index for many years. She loved to go fishing and hunting in the beauty of Gem County, but Dorothy loved to help and teach children of all ages the most. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ellen Ray; sisters, Laura and Grace; Her husband, Frederick; daughters, Hazel McKee and Melody Kincaid; and several other family members. She leaves behind her children, Jeanette Welsh (Robert), Yvette Crosby, Brett Clark, Lance Clark (Tina) and Michelle Cobb; Grandchildren, Andy McKee, Matt McKee, Tony McKee, Erik McKee, Brad Clark, Rick Waddell, Chris Waddell, Becky Bendele, Jessic Bird, Bobby Crosby, Ashley Rushin, Marie Peer, Brittany Ozuna, Sarah Lewis, Mariah Cobb, Bryan Cobb and Cameron Cobb; 22 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Services for Dorothy will be held at Potter Funeral Chapel on Monday, November 13, 2023. A viewing will be held at 9:30 AM with a funeral service at 11:00 AM. She will be buried in the Sweet Cemetery directly following the service. Charitable donations in Dorothy's memory can be made to the Gem County 4-H Leaders Council.