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Bobbie Charlene Clark

November 11, 1938 ~ November 29, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old

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Our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Bobbie Charlene (Vickers) Clark, age 84, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022. She was born to Leslie Harem and Esther Mae Morris on November 11, 1938 in Norman, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of two girls.Growing up, she loved spending time playing and creating mischief with her cousins in Norman.

During her high school years at Capitol Hill, she met several outstanding women who became lifelong friends, including Jan, Margaret, Wetona, Fern, Corrine, Anna Mae, and Neta Jo.  While working at Streets, she also became friends with Sylvia Bryce. Neta Jo and Sylvia were two of her biggest supports throughout her life, and talked nearly every day over the last few decades. You always knew that if the phone had a busy signal, chances are she was chatting with a friend. Maintaining friendships was an integral part of her life.

Her cousin Bill worked on a dairy farm that Pete Clark managed. Bill set up Charlene with Pete’s son, a handsome marine named Kenneth Clark, on a blind date. They decided to write to each other and exchanged letters for almost a year. Kenneth came home on a two- week leave. He proposed and they married during those short two-weeks on Feb 24, 1959 in Oklahoma City.  They were married for 44 years when he passed, and their eternal love remains today. They were blessed with two children, William Lesley and Vicki Kay.

Charlene and Kenneth started their marriage living in 29 Palms California on the Marine Corps Base for six years. Those years were filled with the joys and challenges of early married life…as well as snakes, lizards, scorpions and earthquakes due to living in the desert. They returned home and settled in Oklahoma City where they lived in the same home for 55 years. Many of those years Charlene enjoyed working at Streets Ready to Wear doing clerical and administrative work.  

Charlene was a devoted wife and mother. Les and Vicki have fond memories of their mother making holidays special, particularly Easter. She would prepare beautiful Easter baskets for them, and loved dying and hiding eggs for them to find. She also loved reading to her children, even when they were old enough to read to themselves.  

She herself was an avid reader, always with a stack of books near her chair. Charlene loved bluegrass and gospel music, and found great comfort in listening to those genres.She picked up a love for genealogy and spent countless hours with Kenneth working on their family lines as well as helping others by volunteering at the local family history center.

One of Charlene’s greatest joys was her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a loving and supportive grandma, always asking for pictures to show off to her friends. She attended many of their activities, school programs, recitals, and graduations.

Charlene steadfastly stayed true to her beliefs and convictions as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. She gives credit to Judy Thomas who invited her to a women’s church activity while they lived at 29 Palms, and there she joined the church.

Charlene is survived by her two children and their spouses: Willam Lesley and Terry Clark of Arizona and Vicki Kay and Rodney Hernandez of Oklahoma, two grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, sistersr-in-law Doris Clark Randolph, Pam Clark Timmons and Toni Clark Johnson, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, father, mother and sister Arlene Kay Ramsey.

She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be Friday, December 2, at 10:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12915 S. Santa Fe, OKC.  Internment to follow at IOOF Noble Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Thursday, December 1st at Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.
 


Services

Visitation
Monday
November 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
500 SW 104th
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Family Present
Thursday
December 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
500 SW 104th
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Service
Friday
December 2, 2022

10:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
12915 S. Santa Fee
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Cemetery

Noble IOOF Cemetery

Noble, OK 73068

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