Julia R. Clarke
February 24, 1924 – May 19, 2020
Julia was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to David Leroy and Ora Marie Engelman, where she grew up on the farm with her seven brothers and sisters. She graduated from Rock County High School in 1942. Going on to teach in two rural schools before coming to Riverside in 1945. She was a telephone operator for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph from 1945 to 1952. Renelda, as she was known by her family and friends then worked at Bourns Inc. as a PBX Operator and retired 20 years later. After retiring, she voluntered at Parkview Community Hospital for over 20 years serving as President for the Auxiliary in 1993. She enjoyed traveling and took several tours and cruises with family and her senior church group. Keeping active at The Grove Community Church serving on the Bereavement, Bulletin Stuffer and Rummage Sale teams. She married Msgt. Finch B. Clarke in 1951 in Las Vegas. Survived by her loving sons Dane, Gary, dughter-in-law Lori, granddaughter Heather and sister Harriet Foster. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery, joining her beloved husband.