Claudia Clark Baskin, 86, of Leesburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Born in Dallas, Texas on October 14, 1927 to the late Claude C. Clark and the late Carolyn J. Griffin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Baskin.
She attended the University of Texas and worked as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. An award winning journalist for the Washington Evening Star, she was an editor for the Washington Times until her retirement.
She also worked for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association and the Republican National Committee. She was an Oblate of St. Anselm's Abby for many years. In her retirement, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her daughters, Courtenay Gemmill (Bruce) of Leesburg, Melinda Sullivan (Brian) of Amelia Island, Florida and Mary Caroline Hilliard of Washington DC; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Saint Johns the Apostle Church with Father Peffley officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Please share condolences with the family at

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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2013