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Dawn C. Clark

1938 - 2014 PAWLET Dawn C. Clark, 75, died on Aug. 1, 2014, at her home in Pawlet. She was born Aug. 27, 1938, the oldest daughter of Warren and Helen Cleveland. Dawn was a 1956 graduate of Granville High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Castleton Teacher's College in 1960. Dawn was a dedicated teacher and taught first grade at Manchester Elementary School for 40 years. For 55 years, she was happily married to Leon Clark of Pawlet. They had a son, Leon Clark Jr. and a daughter, Lynn C. Cooper, three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Family was the most important thing to Dawn. She leaves behind her loving husband; her brothers, Walter, Arthur, and Edgar Cleveland and their families; her children, Leon and Alane Clark Jr., Lynn and Alan Cooper, her granddaughters, Alison and Alicia Clark and Amanda Chapin and her husband, Adam Chapin and their daughter, Jordan. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Hathaway. Church life was important to Dawn. She was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent of the Pawlet Methodist Church. More recently, she was an active member of the Poultney United Methodist Church, acting as the financial secretary and a member of the Women's group. A lifelong Pawlet resident, she was a founding member of the Pawlet Historical Society and a trustee of the Pawlet Library. In her retirement, Dawn did not slow down. She was a substitute teacher at Mary J. Tanner, kept a garden, assisted Clark Farm with Bill and Sue Clark at local farmer's markets, and babysat her great-granddaughter. A master-organizer she was the one you called to throw a party or host an event. She loved throwing 'John Deere Day,' an annual gathering to celebrate her family. Dawn was a wife, a mother, a sister, an aunt, and a friend; she was more things than we can list to more people than we can name. But to her family, she was Nana. The grandma who baked the best chocolate chip cookies, had a red bag at the ready with Gold Fish crackers and Milano cookies, and never told a granddaughter no. She will be greatly missed. FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service was held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Pawlet Congregational Church. The Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, N.Y., was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Aug. 8 to Aug. 29, 2014
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