JoAnn Samuelson Clark

January 18, 1956October 10, 2021

JoAnn Rae Samuelson was born in Montana on January 18, 1956 to parents Dewey and Beverly Samuelson, sister to Bob Samuelson. She raised three children she shared with Perry Clark; Andrea, Rebecca and Eric with such love and devotion in her longtime home of Mobile, Alabama.

As a Drafter with an engineering company JoAnn worked for just over 30 years for the David Volkert Company to design and help construct some of the biggest bridge and structural projects our generation has ever seen. She was a leader in any department she helped with, and always could be counted on.

At home, JoAnn enjoyed being not only a Mother, but also Grandmother to two generations of children. She was able to spend every day watching her granddaughters Aeryka and Savina grow and it would fill her with such happiness. JoAnn was an avid collector of copper trinkets, cookware and bakeware. Cooking and baking was also a love in the Clark household and JoAnn was no stranger. She was able to pass that love down to all of her children and granddaughters.

Her life and legacy will on vicariously through her three children, their spouses and her granddaughters: Andrea (Mike) Hewett, Rebecca Clark (Aeryka and Savina Place) and Eric (Tiara) Clark.

We are celebrating the life and memory of JoAnn Rae Clark. This is not goodbye, but until we meet again.

A Celebration of Life is planned for January in honor of her birthday.

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Clay Hare

October 15, 2021

As a coworker of JoAnn’s for many years, I always knew that I could count on her when emergencies and deadlines loomed. She was very dedicated to her work and never settled for “good enough”. She worked in several departments over her career, and I was amazed at how quickly she got up to speed in every one. I remember that the department heads would argue at times about getting her back! She will be missed, but remembered as a wonderful person and friend.

Matthew Place

October 15, 2021

JoAnn was such a light! She shined brightest when she was around Aeryka and Savina. She was so very proud of them 2, much like she was for Andrea, Eric, and Rebecca. She loved her puns too! Aways something witty to say, and she passed that along to Savina famously. I know she was proud of her kids and loved them greatly. This is one bright star that will never be forgotten.

Love and prayers,
DrayGone Alexander-Yuldin

Marlen Carter

October 15, 2021

Andrea, Becky and Eric,
I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how hard it is to lose a mom:(. I’m thankful you have some sweet memories to sustain you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Marlen and Rich Carter