Phoebe Pat L. Clark

July 10, 1921March 4, 2013

Phoebe “Pat” Clark Mason, Michigan

Phoebe "Pat" Bartlett Clark, age 91, passed away peacefully March 4, 2013. Pat was born July 10, 1921 to Lewis and Cora (Whiting) Bartlett on College Road, Mason. She graduated from Mason High School in 1939 and studied at Michigan State University. She worked at the Mason Library for over 15 years where she drove the first Bookmobile, then at Michigan State University in the Controller's Office for 20 years. In June of 1967, she married Dr. William E. Clark.

Pat's interests and affiliations include canoeing and camping, travels with Dr. Clark, playing in the Recorder Club, singing in the Women's Chorale at MSU, membership in the Mason Area Historical Society, Golden K Kiwanis of Mason, the Mason Women's Club, the Lansing Matinee Musicale, the Unitarian Universalist Church of East Lansing, and loyal supporter of the Mason Orchestral Society, Mason United Way, Lansing Food Bank, MSU’s Wharton Center, WKAR, The William and Phoebe Clark MSU Scholarship for Returning Adult Students and many other charities.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. Clark, brothers, Russell (and Nietta) Bartlett, Omar (and Mildred) Bartlett, Hollis (and Jean M.) Bartlett, Curtis (and Myrtle) Bartlett, sisters Gladys Bartlett and E. Jean Bartlett.

Pat is survived by her nieces, Nancy (and Lowell) McKenzie, Mary (and Norm) Ostrom, Marilyn (and David) Orrison, her nephews, Robert (and Connie) Bartlett, and Richard (and Delores) Bartlett; also by William Clark’s sons, Thomas Clark, and James (and Janet) Clark, and grandchildren Arthur Clark, Chelsea Clark, Paul (and Michelle) Clark. She is also survived by many close friends, including beloved neighbors Al and Donna Kmiecik, and dear friends Carol Wallace, Marie Lyons, and Laura Lazet.

Many thanks to the staff of Green Acres of Mason and Hospice of Lansing for the quality and loving care provided during the past year and a half.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 12:00 at the Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 East Ash Street, Mason, with the Reverend Timothy Tuthill, of Grand Rapids, officiating. Luncheon to follow. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice of Lansing, 4052 Legacy Parkway, Suite 200, Lansing, MI 48911 or a charity of their choice. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2013

Phoebe Pat L. Clark

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March 14, 2013

Pat worked for and with me, and others, in the '60s keeping meticulous records of all donor scholarships in MSU's Office of Admissions & Scholarships, at which she was invaluable. A wonderful colleague!

Chuck Curry, Okemos

March 14, 2013

Mrs. Clark was such a nice person and gave so much to her community. Her She was instrumental in the purchase of the building that has been home to the Mason Area Historical Museum since 1997. She will be missed by many, and certainly has left a legacy in Mason.

Thoams Clinton

March 14, 2013

Pat will be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.....I have many memories of the late Bill and my father as doctoring Mason for many years.

Howard Becker

March 11, 2013

May God Grace the Friends and Family of Pat with Great Memories to give them Comfort at this time of Loss.

Love and Prayers Howard and Colleen Becker