Eileen H. Clark

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93, of Santa Barbara died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 27, 2013) at Cottage Hospital.

Eileen was born on May 30, 1920 in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Earl A. and Anna R. Henderlider. She married Adelbert T. Clark on November 23, 1943 in. Fort Leavenworth, KS. He died April 16, 2001.

She earned her B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Iowa and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Eileen was a history teacher for almost forty years in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois.

She first taught American History at the University of Iowa as a graduate student. She then taught History at a high school is Sycamore, IL. Next, she taught History at the Sunset School for Girls in Kansas City, Missouri. She briefly taught at the Mary Institute for Girls in St. Louis as well. Then, she returned to the University of Iowa to teach Western Civilization for several years. She finished her career teaching History at Seneca High School in Seneca, Illinois.

Eileen retired in 1980 and moved to Santa Barbara, CA where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and of the Unitarian Church.

She is survived by her sons David, Bloomington, IL, and Richard, Evanston, IL; three grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan, and Stephanie (Eric) Coons; one great-grandchild, Emma Clark.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Dr. Clair Henderlider.

No memorial service will be held per Eileen's wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the League of Women Voters.

Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2013
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