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May 2, 1922 - October 21, 2013
Virginia Clarke, 91, of Phoenix AZ, formerly of Monmouth, died Monday, October 21, 2013.
Virginia was born May 2, 1922, in Decatur, IL, the daughter of A. Linn and Agnes (Ritchie) Bear. She married Gordon W. Clarke in May 1943. They moved to La Grande in 1950 and to Monmouth in 1968.
She was a graduate of the University of Illinois, member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), amateur radio operator (HAM), retired real estate broker and dedicated wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Gordon; sons Doug Clarke of Klamath Falls, Rob Clarke of La Grande and Jeff Clarke of Phoenix; Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Nov. 15, 2013