Virginia CLARKE

  • "Virginia was the mother of a dear friend of mine while they..."
    - Charee Copenhaver

CLARKE, Virginia (née Dunson), 91, passed away October 7, 2017 in Granbury, TX, home of daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Scott Thompson, and where her children Kathryn Daniel and Christopher Clarke had traveled to share her final hours. Born December 24, 1925 in Falls County, TX to Reverend Wallace and Mozelle Dunson, Virginia earned a B.A. from Texas Wesleyan College and Southwest University. On June 28, 1946, she married Willis H. Clarke, Jr., whose career took them to many homes in the US and abroad. Settling in Tucson in 1972, she joined Christ Church United Methodist (CCUM) and became a dedicated choir member. In addition to her three children, Virginia's survivors include brother, Wallace N. Dunson, Jr.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and her devoted "second" family in Tucson, Joan and Dave Ashcraft, and sons, Chris and Tim. Virginia's Tucson friends are invited to celebrate her life as a generous friend and woman of deep faith at a Memorial event hosted by her children on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m., at CCUM, 655 N. Craycroft Rd., Tel: 520-327-1116. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashcraft/Clarke Music Trust at CCUM. Arrangements by WILEY FUNERAL HOME.

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Wiley Funeral Home
400 Highway 377 East
Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 573-3000
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 4, 2018