CHIEKO S. CLARK

Posted Nov. 12, 2010, at 7:09 p.m.

SOUTH HIRAM – Chieko S. Clark, 80, passed away Nov. 9, 2010, with her family and friends by her side at Springbrook Center, Westbrook, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Sendai, Japan, a daughter of Hyozo Shoji and Shigeko (Suzuki) Shoji. She graduated from the Shokei Girls School, Sendai, Japan. Prior to her marriage she was employed in the finance department of the U.S. Army Headquarters at Camp Zama, Japan. While in Japan she enjoyed downhill skiing and traveling. She and her husband, Don, were married in 1961. In 1962 she moved with her family to the U.S., where they settled in Ellsworth. She was a member of United Baptist Church, Ellsworth, and was very involved in Ladies Aid Society. She had many Japanese friends in the area, who met regularly to celebrate their heritage with Japanese food, laughter and good company. She and Don retired to South Hiram in 2004, where they joined the congregation of Riverside United Methodist Church, Porter. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and flower arranging. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Yoshio, in Japan. Surviving are her beloved husband of 49 years, Donald Clark of South Hiram; her daughter, Carol Clark of Sebago; sisters, Yukiko Parise of Pemberton, N.J., and Hideko and Aiko of Japan; her sister-in-law of Florida; a brother-in-law of New Hampshire; and nieces and nephews of Florida and Japan. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Riverside United Methodist Church, Porter. Donations may be made in her memory to Riverside United Methodist Church or United Baptist Church, Ellsworth. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish.

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