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Inis Catherine Clark, 89, of Silverado Senior Living in Escondido, died there Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, of Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Donovan, Ill., to Augustus and Philomene Dionne Lemna. She was raised in Beaverville, Ill.

She married Jack Hilton Clark on Feb. 14, 1942 at Camp Callan (Torrey Pines) in La Jolla. Mrs. Clark was secretary to an Army physician at Camp Callan where her husband served in the U.S. Army band.

When Mr. Clark was sent overseas in the U.S. Army in December 1944, Mrs. Clark moved back with her parents to Beaverville, Ill.

Following the war, the couple lived in Illinois until 1953 when they moved with their two children to Southern California. Mrs. Clark was a homemaker during this time.

In 1964, after their children had left home, the couple moved to the San Diego area where they lived until Mr. Clark’s death on March 10, 2003.

Mrs. Clark worked as secretary and office manager to the headmistress and later to the headmaster of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla from 1974 to 1989. She also had a crocheting business for several decades, making specialty wear for area boutiques.

She enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, Japanese paper art, gardening and sewing. She was also an active volunteer at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in San Diego.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Jan. 6 at Clairemont Mortuary in San Diego.

She is survived by a sister, Edna Lawler, 102, of Hazel Crest, Ill.; a son, Jack Hylton Clark Jr. and wife Becky of Idyllwild; a daughter, Jill Clark Frazior and husband Wayne of Montell, Texas; a grandson, Jeffrey Hylton Clark and wife Lael of Anaheim; a stepgranddaughter, Halie Dora Johnson of Idyllwild; a stepgrandson, Zachary David Johnson and wife Mandy of Idyllwild; two step-greatgrandchildren, Mina Clark and Carter Johnson; and eight nieces and nephews and their families.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Silverado Employees Holiday Fund, Silverado Senior Living, 1500 Borden Rd., Escondido, CA 92026.

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