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Sue Janet Clark

October 17, 1929April 22, 2021

Sue Janet Clark On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Sue Janet Clark, writer and loving mother of four children, passed away at the age of 91. Sue was born on October 17, 1929 in Vancouver, Washington to Day Walter and Dorothy Janet Hilborn. After attending Northwestern University in Chicago, she received her degree from the University of Washington in Speech, and was a lifelong writer. She raised two daughters, Leslie and Sidne, and two sons, Kyle and Brian in Marin County, CA on her own. She was known as “supermom”. To say Sue had a passion for writing is an understatement. She was an extraordinary teacher and mentor and ardent critic of adverbs. She also loved to travel and was off in a flash with her travel worn suitcase to another exotic place in the world. She worked through her bucket list by owning a haunted hotel in the gold country, a travel agency in San Francisco, and her beloved literary agency, to name a few. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Day Walter, and her mother, Dorothy Janet. She is survived by her brother, Day Walter Hilborn Jr., her sister, Salli Ann Hilborn, three of her four children, Leslie Lora Clark, Kyle Scott Clark, and Sidne Suzanne George, her grandchildren, Paola Clark, Rhian Brinskele, Matthew George and Alejandro Clark, and her daughters-in-law, Denise Clark and Ceci Clark. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 in the garden of her beloved “Bonnie Wee Cottage” and classroom, 237 L St, Lincoln at 1 o’clock p.m.

Sue is reunited with her youngest son and fellow writer, Brian Casey who has been waiting for her for 25 years. After an adventurous and full life, be at peace mom. You made such a difference in so many lives.


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Phyllis Kalbach

April 30, 2021

Beautiful Sue. She was a friend, a mentor and an precious gem in our community. I will miss her.

Kathy Dorsey

April 30, 2021

Sue was a phenomenal person. Although she lived in Lincoln, her influence was global as evidenced by her remarkable and diverse career. Her family, her friends, her students, her books and her many endeavors, including the Poets Club of Lincoln, are testaments to her success, vision and influence.
Sue was my first Lincoln friend. I am grateful for her friendship, her support and her inspiration. I will miss her but take great comfort in the many wonderful memories of the times we spent together.
With great affection,
Kathy Dorsey