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Mildred A. Clark

Mildred A. Clark of Kingman died Nov. 2, 2008.

She was born on June 28, 1917, in Oklahoma. She was the oldest child born to Edgar C. McCawley and his wife, Olive B. Schultz O'Brian. Mildred was later joined by three sisters, Maxine, Bonnie and Evelyn; and two brothers, Albert "Bill" and Bob. While all of her sisters are still living, her two brothers have predeceased her.

Mildred was married to Harold S. Lee in 1936. Charles Harold Lee Sr. and Margie Lee Kierstein were born into this marriage. Mildred joined the World War II efforts by working at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., on the assembly line. She and Harold moved to La Puente, Calif., after the war. Over the years, Mildred worked at a variety of jobs, but her longest employment was with Safeway Grocery Stores as a checker.

After her divorce from Harold, she met and married William Clark. Along with Bill, she inherited two adult stepchildren, Douglas Clark and Shirley Higgins. Mildred and Bill lived in Pocatello, Idaho, where they owned and operated two "care homes" for senior citizens.

Upon retirement, they moved to Kingman. Bill passed away in May 2001, and Mildred was able to live in the family home until April of 2008. She resided in the Lingenfelter Senior Center until her death.

Love of country/western music filled many hours for Mildred, and she loved to dance. She also treasured many outings to Las Vegas and Laughlin. Bill and Mildred enjoyed many trips traveling about the countryside in their motor homes. She was a member of the Kingman chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary for many years.

Mildred is survived by three children, Douglas Clark, Shirley Higgins and Margie Kierstein; grandchildren, Charlie Lee, Eric Spellman and Milisa Collins. She had 12 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her son, Charles, died in May 2008.

Interment will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.

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