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Obituaries » Dorothy Roberta Clark

Dorothy Roberta Clark, 87, of Culpeper, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020, with family by her side.

She was born on February 13, 1933, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Edna Frye.

She met Philip M. Clark Sr. at Penn State University and married him on Christmas Eve 1951. After raising their three children, they retired to a farm in Warrenton, with horses in the pasture, beloved dogs by their side, a vegetable garden and their land adorned with the numerous trees and flowers they planted.

Dorothy was dedicated to her family first and foremost and embraced every moment with them.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Philip Clark Sr.; her sister, Rose (Thomas) Douglass; her children, Deborah “Abby” (Daniel) Dunne, Lynette Clark and Philip (Jaye) Clark Jr., and her beloved five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She is reunited with a grandson in Heaven who died four months ago.

Dorothy was determined, adventurous, fun and mischievous. She was often found sitting at her dining room table making crafts for the church bazaar, tying quilts for a world relief ministry, creating memory books with the family photos she treasured and playing board or card games with those brave enough to challenge her fierce competitive spirit. Dorothy was a voracious reader and often jotted down favorite quotes and Bible verses, in addition to penning her own poetry and writing a hymn. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed a variety of music genres.

Dorothy was a woman of faith who believed in giving back to the community through volunteerism. Throughout her life, Dorothy was actively involved in many church activities, charities and local community activities.

Dorothy was extremely proud of a family ancestry book she created after conducting years of exhaustive research. The book included recollections of her life which ended with the following thought, “To summarize my life — the things that mean the most to me are my relationships with God, Phil, the kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids, and the hope that we will continue to grow and learn always.”

Internment will take place at the cemetery in Salladasburg, Pennsylvania, on a date to be determined.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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