Monterey, CA – Vera took her last breath wrapped in her daughter's arms on January 17, 2014 at the age of 92.|
She was born in Toledo, Ohio. Retirement took her to Port Richey, Florida with her husband, Lawrence E. Clark and family. Later she moved to Monterey to live with her daughter.
She worked for the Rations Board during World War II, was a librarian, as well as, secretary and bookkeeper for the family business. Later in life, she was a "Girl Friday" for the New Port Richey Herald.
Throughout her life, she was always helping others. She was awarded a 30-years-of-service pin from the American Red Cross. She still drove people around to appointments until her license expired in her mid 80s.
Vera was devoted to the Catholic Church and was active in the Legion of Mary. She enjoyed the love and assistance that she received while living at Madonna Manor, the Catholic women's home in Salinas, California.
During her life, she always loved gardening and flowers. She was a master ceramicist and could pick up nearly any handicraft she attempted. She was famous for the hundreds of Christmas cookies that she baked and distributed every year.
She is survived by her daughter, Michele Trinidad-Still (Rick Still); sons, Bryan P. Clark (Laura) and Dr. Michael L. Clark (Susan); three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
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Published in The Monterey Herald on Feb. 25, 2014