Christine Agnes Clark

June 16, 1922May 24, 2012

CLARK, Christine C. (89) Born July 15, 1922 in Inchelium, Washington to Alex and Lucy Hawk-Covington, passed away her loving family by her side on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Grand Coulee, Washington. Christine graduated from Salem, Oregon’s Chemawa High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. A member of Nespelem’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christine’s employment history included working for Nespelem Fire Control, as a guidance counselor at Grand Coulee Dam Junior High School, a lab tech at the Colville IHS and serving her neighbors as a Substance Abuse Counselor for the Colville Tribes. In 1943 Christine married Jack Clark in Nespelem, Washington, with whom she spent thirty years. Christine’s favorite times were spent with her family, which included raising two grandsons and three granddaughters. Always known for having a great sense of humor and “occasionally” for being strong willed, in her younger years Christine loved to dance so much that she would sometimes sneak away to a dance in Nespelem, being careful to get back home before her parents. Known as the “Queen of Bingo” from Canada to Southern Idaho, Christine also enjoyed playing cards, loved animals and traveling, some of her special places being Lincoln City and Poulson, Montana, then in her later years spending Sunday nights with her daughters in front of the TV watching “The Walking Dead” series. Before Christine entered this world, five of her older brothers and sisters: Johnny, Louie, Patrick, Willie and Elizabeth Covington died during the world-wide flu epidemic of 1918. Also predeceased by her daughter: Pauline Clark; son: John Clark; sisters: Mary Arnold, Cecelia Clark and Philomena Covington and brother: George Covington; Christine’s legacy lives on through her children: Myra Clark, Jackie Tynan, David Clark (Debbie), Margaret Gooler (Steve), Michael Clark (Nancy), Fred Clark (Pat) and Wendy Clark; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces and her faithful four legged companions Tedrow and Tiki. At Christine’s request, cremation has taken place. A 7:00PM Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday, May 28th , 2012 at Nespelem Community Center, with a 10:00 AM Memorial Mass held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 29th , 2012, followed by the burial of her urn in Hall Creek Cemetery of Inchelium, WA. Christine’s family requests that donations be made in her memory to your local humane society. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, WA is honored to be assisting Christine’s family. Friends and family may sign Christine’s on-line register book at


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Kay Counts

October 14, 2012

I didn't know her but she seemed to be a great women! I believe were related thru her mother Lucy Hawk. I will visit her when I go to Halls Creek to visit my relatives.
God Bless
Kay Counts

Rachel Hicks

June 22, 2012

Christine was a special lady. My prayers and sympathy to the family.

June 1, 2012

My sympathy to the entire family. Christine was an amazing woman and my life is better for having known her. My prayers to all. - Julie (Timentwa) Bock

May 30, 2012

She lived a beautiful life, take care, Deidre Williams and Donna Williams family