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Ruth Clark

July 6, 1957 September 3, 2018
Ruth Clark
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Obituary for Ruth Clark

DURHAM: Ruth Clark, 61, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born in Durham to the late Thomas and Rebecca Lou Colclough Clark.

Ms. Clark retired from the Duke School of Medicine after 37 years of employment as administrative assistant. After retirement, Ruth took care of her mother until her mother passed away. She was an avid Duke fan and enjoyed spending time at the beach with friends and family. She also enjoyed spending time with her dog Mable. Ruth had a special gift of always taking care of others and making them feel special.

Ms. Clark is survived by her sisters, Martha Clark, Sarah Elizabeth Blackburn, Deborah Clark Tingle and husband Charles; brothers, David Thomas Clark and wife Joyce, Mark Hugh Clark and wife Gail; and numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was affectionately known as “Be Be”

In honor of her life and memory, Ruth’s family will be sending a terminally ill child to Camp Sunshine.

A Celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Durham Ronald McDonald House, 506 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC 27705.

The family would like to thank the many family members and friends who have been so supportive during this time. Your many acts of kindness are greatly appreciated.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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