Dorothy “Dot” Clark, age 92, of Amarillo, Texas died March 23. Memorial services were held at Polk Street United Methodist Church on Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Private burial was at Llano Cemetery that morning by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
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 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 started the prayer shawl knitting ministry. These ladies also crafted baby caps, stocking hats and baby blankets. 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 and Amarillo Republican Women’s Club.
Dot was an honorary member of the Pasadena, California Lake Avenue Church sanctuary choir and Galileans Sunday school class. She loved visiting California to visit family and attend the Rose Parade.
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, Texas, Malissa Alexander of Amarillo, and Beth Drake and husband, Randy, of La Crescenta. She was known as “Gramma Dot” to her six grandchildren: Malissa Langham, Lane Marrufo and husband Octavio, Allison House and husband Curtis, Eloise Bell and husband Miles, Austin Drake, and Carrie Drake. Dot also had 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, Dot requested donations be made to Polk Street United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, or Teen Challenge.