Marjorie Elizabeth (Johnson) Clark, 85, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at Newfield House in Plymouth, where she had been lovingly cared for the past 4 years. She was the beloved wife of the late W. Gordon Clark, whom she was married to for 54 years. Marjorie was the daughter of the late Eliot C. and Elizabeth Johnson and brother of the late Eliot C. Johnson Jr. She was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Quincy where she graduated Quincy High School, attended Katherine Gibbs School and after marriage was a stay at home Mom in Quincy where Gordons family business was, The Vulcan Company. Marjorie and Gordon moved to Marshfield Hills in 1966 to a home they built and resided several years before moving to Scituate. Her great joy was time spent in their Quechee, Vermont home where she enjoyed cross country skiing, water aerobics, knitting, exploring the countryside and overnights in B&Bs. Fifty summers were spent at their home at Little Harbor Beach, Wareham, where she relished her time at the beach and time spent with her grandchildren. Her passion was cooking and the enjoyment she knew it brought family and friends. She and Gordon traveled extensively both in this country and around the world. Just prior to Gordons death they announced they had seen everything on their bucket list. After Gordons passing, Marjorie moved to The Village at Duxbury where she resided 8 years before moving to Newfield House as her health declined. Marjorie is survived by her loving children, Alexander G. Clark and his wife Anne Davis (Lord) of Norwell and Nancy Elizabeth (Clark) Edwards and her husband Lawrence of Wareham; grandchildren Alexander G. Clark, Jr. of Kingston, Elizabeth Lord (Clark) Cook and her husband Brad of Houston, Texas, Megan Elizabeth (Edwards) Yelton and her husband Jerett of Norwalk, CT, Sarah Clark Edwards and her finance Cord Kenyon of Canaan, CT. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren who gave her such joy when they visited the last year of her life; John Alexander (Jack) and Davis William Cook of Houston, TX, and Madelyn (Maddy) Elizabeth Yelton of Norwalk, CT. A private service and burial was held Nov. 24, with immediate family present. Gifts in her memory may be made to the South Shore YMCA, Camp Gordon Clark Scholarship Fund, 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169, or to the Gleason Family YMCA, Scholarship Fund attention JoAnn Watson, 33 Charge Pond Road, Wareham, MA 02571. Assisting the family was: Hamel Funeral Care & the Cremation Service of Massachusetts www.csofma.com
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Dec. 5, 2012