Carole J Clark
May 12, 1942 – June 26, 2020
Carole Melton Clark, 78, of Fort Collins, Colorado passed away on June 26, 2020. Carole was born in Palisade, Nebraska on May 12, 1942. Despite starting out from a very small town; she lived coast to coast in the US, and travelled domestically and abroad. The latter part of Carole’s career was spent at the Henry Jackson Foundation, in Bethesda, Maryland as a grant administer. She and her husband, Dr. Edward Clark retired to Fort Collins, where Carole grew up. Carole was a proud Fort Collins High School Lambkin, Class of ’60 and attended Colorado State University. She loved her friends, movies (especially musicals), books, music, live shows, but mostly; she loved her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren.
In her final days she was with her family. She had visits from childhood friends, new friends, and received notes and texts expressing love; appreciation for her intellect, humor, and quick wit; her laugh, and her most of all, her friendship.
Carole is survived by Lisa Buck (Robert) Jeffries, her grandchildren, Jacob and Jocelyn Jeffries; sisters, Barbara (Bruce) Poley, Betty (Dan) Haynes; Tim (Carol) Arnold and family. Preceding her in death are beloved son Brian Buck; husband Edward Clark; parents Russell and Marjorie Fink; and John D. Melton.
In honor of Carole; donations to either the Brian F. Buck Scholarship Fund, The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc., 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 or Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 177, Mead, CO 80542 are warmly received.
Per Carole’s wishes there will not be a memorial service.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Carole J Clark
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July 5, 2020
Carole was a dear and long-time friend to so many of us in FoCo, especially those of us who shared graduation from Fort Collins High School in 1960. I shared several schools with Carole at Dunn Elementary, Lincoln Junior, and Fort Collins High School. Along with many former classmates after retirement, we returned to Fort Collins to share the good life and socialize with old friends. Carole could be brilliant, and occasionally critical, but she was always there to share. She is already missed. RIP, Carole.
June 30, 2020
I lost contact with Carole these last few years, but always thought of her with fondness for all we shared through work at the Radiation Biology lab and the suppers at El Burrito with our families.