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Barbara Clark, 81 passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at her home in Gainesville. Mrs. Clark was born in Galveston, Texas on September 20, 1936. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert Clark, son Dr. R. David Clark of New York, NY, and daughter Karen Clark of Gainesville. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her parents Raymond (1983) and Louise (1993) Garlock, and her brothers Dennis Wayne Garlock (Jane) and Jerry John Garlock (June).
Mrs. Clark, who suffered from Alzheimer's, was cared for by her husband Robert and daughter Karen for the last several years.
Mrs. Clark attended Leesburg High School in Leesburg, FL where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She moved to Gainesville in 1957, then moved to Huntsville, AL in 1959 when her husband was stationed at Redstone Arsenal. Mrs. Clark moved back to Gainesville in 1962 and worked for Atlantic National Bank while her husband attended the University of Florida after being honorably discharged from the Army. She retired in 1991 as head teller of the drive-in on Main Street from what eventually became Wells Fargo Bank.
Mrs. Clark was an avid tennis player in her youth, winning several local tournaments in Daytona Beach, FL. She remained an avid Gator sports fan throughout her life. Mrs. Clark made several charitable donations to March of Dimes, and several other non-profit charitable organizations. She was also an avid pet lover making donations to several rescue non-profit organizations. She never met a stray cat or dog she wouldn't feed.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Clark will be held on April 12, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2018
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