Lois Marie Watson Clark (August 16, 1916 - January 7, 2015)

    Lois Marie Watson Clark passed away Friday, January 7, 2015 having lead a rich loving life for 98 plus years.  She survives by her five children and their spouses, Patricia Kerbs (Richard) of Boise, Idaho, Edward Clark (Lilli) of Seattle, Washington, Robert Clark (Barbara) of Bellevue, Washington, Susan Cassidy (Scott) of Wilsonville, Oregon and Gregory Clark (Kirsten) of Bellevue, Washington.
    Lois’s legacy also includes ten grandchildren, Wendy Derricott (Kim) of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Rick Kerbs of Fall City, Washington, Scott Kerbs (Shanna) of Meridian, Idaho, Mike Kerbs (Jodi) of Vancouver, Washington, Julie Clark of Seattle, Washington, Sara Denton (Robert) of Perth, Australia, Lauren Cassidy of London, United Kingdom, and Shannon Cassidy of San Francisco, California, Brian Clark (Laura) of Wilsonville, Oregon, and Cameron Clark of Bothell, Washington. Her family also includes ten great-grand children.
    Lois was born in her family home of Grand Mound, Washington, on August 16, 1916.  She was the only child of John and May Watson.  While growing up in Centralia, her father, John, owned a portable saw mill business and May raised chickens.  Lois loved school, finishing as class valedictorian of Rochester High School.  She continued on to Washington State College and completed a degree in French Literature.  Lois was a veracious reader and life learner.  She was widely traveled, having spent time in Australia, China, Europe and Hawaii.  Her love of literature bolstered her appreciation for the theater, where she spent many hours enjoying local performances.  She also was an excellent cook, sharing many of her homemade recipes with her family and friends.
    On June 26, 1937 she married Wendell Hamilton Clark, an engineering graduate of Washington State College. They spent many happy years raising their family while living in Ephrata and Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, as well as Rupert, Idaho.  Their last move in 1957 took them to Seattle, where they eventually retired and enjoyed a nice life with family and friends.
    Lois now rests in Seattle where family and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2pm.  Her memorial will be held at Bayview Manor Retirement Center on lower Queen Anne, 11 West Aloha Street.   Her final resting place will be in Grand Mound with her beloved parents.