Anne McClean Clarke (February 19, 1930 - June 23, 2014)

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Anne Gregg McClean was born February 19, 1930, in Monaghan, Ireland, the daughter of James McClean and Eva Graham.

She was united in marriage to her beloved William Eric Clarke on July 22, 1953. They immigrated to Canada and then to New Orleans, Louisiana, shortly thereafter.

Eric preceded her in death on October 3, 2005, after 52 blissful years of marriage.

Anne attended the Masonic Girls School in Dublin, Ireland, where she excelled in sports and music. She then attended the school of nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Ireland, and graduated in 1951 with her R.N. degree. Her career spanned many years, and her particular passion was psychiatric nursing.

She is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Joan (Lance) Bunge and Patricia (Ray) Volk; and her son, William James Clarke. She is also survived by her two nephews, James Edward Mace and Gregg Mace; sister Mary Francis Walker; mother of niece Jackie Walker; and nephew Robert Walker.

In addition, Anne is preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Mace and her only grandchild, her beloved Michelle Susan Reynen, who both died in 2010.

Anne was a loving mother, caring sister, devoted wife and loyal friend who loved life and brought joy to everyone around her. She spread her Irish wit and charm wherever she went and was beautiful inside and out.

She entered into eternal rest on June 23, 2014, following a three-year struggle with a host of medical problems.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service celebrating her life on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 1 p.m. The service will be held at Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, 108 West Alder Street in Sequim. An open house will follow at the Bunge home.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 29, 2014
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