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Karen Clark

1956 - 2015
Karen Clark Obituary
Karen R. Clark

1956 - 2015 PUTNEY, VT Karen R. Clark, 59, died on Saturday December 12, 2015 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. She was born in Denville, NJ on February 6, 1956; the daughter of T. Wayne and Helen M. Clark of Eastbrook, ME. Karen was educated in the NJ school system, graduating from Warren Hills High School, Class of 1974. She then went on to attend Keystone Jr. College in PA, earning an Associates degree, and finally she earned her Bachelors and Master's degree from Kean College in NJ. Karen was employed at Community College of Vermont. She started her work as a faculty member, teaching in the late 90's. In 2002 she became a Coordinator of Academic Services. Karen not only connected well with the students, but could also untangle most IT issue in a snap. In 2012, she was named VEOP Educator of the Year by her peers. Karen was a member of the College Council, the Computer and Math curriculum committee, and the New England Opportunities Association, helping to plan many conferences. She served as the Center's lead user, ADA advisor, 311 coordinator and admission liaison. Karen had a special place in her heart for her CCV family. Karen was a talented crafter, who loved stamping, beading, and making her own cards, calendars, paper, etc. She was an avid Harry Potter fan. Karen enjoyed movies, birding, kayaking, hiking, snow-shoeing, and photography, winning prizes from the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge. Karen especially loved helping people. She will always be remembered by those who knew her for her willingness to help others. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, T. Robert Clark and his wife, Sue of Washington, NJ; two sisters, Ruth E. Rafferty and her husband, Patrick of E. Brunswick, NJ and Marilyn S. Geydoshek and her husband, Michael, Jr. of Newton, NJ; six nieces and nephews, T. Brandon Clark, Caitlin S. Clark, Michael Clark, Cheney R. Rafferty, Julia E. Geydoshek and Ashley H. Geydoshek; her best friend, Melanie L. Crosby, who has never left her side; as well as many close friends and her CCV family. SERVICES: Services will be held at a later date. The KER-WESTERLUND FUNERAL HOME, 57 High St., Brattleboro, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund has been started in Karen's name. To donate, please visit the CCV website at : www.ccv.edu\giving Condolences may be offered at : www.kerwesterlund.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 16, 2015
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