Virginia “Ginny” Mae Clark of Anchorage, Alaska passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 1, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimers. Ginny was born March 15, 1932 in Buckley, Wash. to Mike and Anna Bock.
Ginny attended school and graduated from Eatonville High in 1950. All throughout her educational years, she never missed a day of school and received a certificate for her perfect attendance. She played the clarinet and was a cheerleader.
Ginny married Jim Bergman and they had two daughters, Jeri and Jorgia. Uniquely to her time, she raised and supported her daughters and she also purchased her own home. Ginny married Jim Clark Feb. 22, 1963. Jim had two children, Debra and Larry, who Ginny welcomed into her loving heart as her own. Ginny and Jim rounded out their family with 2 children of their own, Barry and Tiffany.
In 1975 they moved to Anchorage, Alaska which they have called home for the last 37 years. Ginny loved camping, boating and fishing with her family. She also loved to sing. She was part of the Cheechako Chapter of the Sweet Adeline’s Chorus. She loved supporting her family in whatever they were doing. She never missed any event and was always the loudest “cheerleader” in the bleachers.
Our mom never knew a stranger and gave hugs to everyone she came across. She didn’t know how to cook for a few, it was for an army. Our door was always open to whoever needed a room, a meal or a hug. She was a mom to many and a friend to all.
Ginny is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jim Clark; her children: Jeri Pacey and family, Debra Spencer and family, Larry Clark and family, Jorgia Plume and family, Barry Clark and family, Tiffany Morrison and family, as well as 13 grandchildren and soon to be five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday Sept., 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Faith Christian Community, 4240 Wisconsin St. Anchorage, Alaska 99517.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimers Resource of Alaska, 1750 Abbott Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507, in memory of Ginny Clark.