Charlotte J. Clark, 84, of Bozeman and former Wilsall resident, died at Mountain View Care Center in Bozeman early Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011.
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Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home, 118 N. Third St., Livingston. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Wilsall Community Church. Pastor David Barnhart of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman will officiate. Graveside committal and burial will be in Wilsall Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston.
Charlotte was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Willow Creek, the daughter of John and Catherine (Watkins) TeSelle. In 1932 Charlotte, with her family, moved to the Manhattan area where she attended grade school. She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1945. She attended Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Ore., for two years, and then worked at Montana State University.
On May 7, 1948, she married Stan L. Clark in Bozeman. They moved to Park County in 1950 and have lived and ranched in Wilsall since. Due to poor health, Charlotte moved to Bozeman in 2006. Stan died Oct. 31, 2001.
Charlotte loved to ride horseback, both for herding cattle and for enjoyment. She never tired of looking at the Crazy Mountains and always found deep appreciation in a sunrise or sunset, as well as a moonlit night. Her garden and yard were a source of enjoyment for her. For many years she played the organ at her little church in Wilsall. Charlotte was very proud of her family and grandchildren. She sought to walk with the Lord and to please Him.
Survivors include three sons, Rod (Glenda) Clark and Duane (Janet) Clark, both of Wilsall, and Philip (Ann) Clark of Bozeman; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carlton and Ben TeSelle; and two sisters, Mae Sager and Frances TeSelle.
In her declining years, one of Charlotte's greatest joys was her many hours spent listening to Christian radio; therefore, if desired, memorials may be directed to KGVW Radio Station (Christian Media Ministries) in Belgrade.
Franzen-Davis Funeral Home & Crematory
118 North Third Street
Livingston, MT 59047
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 31, 2011