In Loving Memory

Anne R. Clark

February 5, 1925 - June 26, 2024

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Anne Rook Clark, age 99, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Spanish Fort, AL.

Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rear Admiral Malcolm E. Clark, USCG. She leaves four children, Alan R. Clark (Linda Gantt), Cynthia C. Klein (Robert), Captain Evan B. Clark, USCGR, (Ret.) (Patricia), and Steven E. Clark (Pamela); five grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kerry Klein, Jonathan, James, and Dustin Clark; five great-grandchildren, Coretta and Malcolm Klein, Nova and Leif Therkelsen, and Bryson Clark; and three nephews, David, Stuart, and Gordon Clark.

Born to Harry Beckwith and Harriet (Cornwall) Rook, Anne was raised in Maplewood, NJ, and graduated from Columbia High School. Anne met her husband while studying at Mount Holyoke College, where she received her BA in French. Anne and Malcolm were married in 1946 and she spent the next 35 years as an active-duty Coast Guard wife, raising her family and living in CA, WA, MA, MD, OH, and CT. After Malcolm’s passing, Anne lived 20 years in Niantic, CT, remained active in the Coast Guard community, and was a dedicated member of the Niantic Community Church. She then relocated and spent the last two decades of her life in Atlanta and on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, AL. Anne enjoyed the beach, sports and was an active bowler and golfer. She loved to play bridge and was a devotee of dried flower arranging and calligraphy. Anne will always be known for her sense of humor, spirituality, passion for music and piano playing (even at age 99), and love of her family.

Burial services in Union Cemetery in Niantic will be private.

Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

3 Comments

  1. Robert Klein

    Anne Clark was a grand lady. We will all miss her infectious laugh and the way it could set us all to smiling.

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  2. Cindy McClintock

    Sam and I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Clark during her visits to Raleigh to celebrate Christmas. Always elegantly attired, her eyes sparkled as she easily slid into conversations with others. She clearly enjoyed being with family and their friends. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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  3. Linda ("Mike") Gantt

    She stood as the Matriarch of the family and loved and guided us all in very special and individual ways. I loved her.

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