|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1918|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 2010|
Mrs. Eunice Doshia Clark nee Smith slipped away into Jesus' arms Nov. 30, 2010, with her granddaughter, Vicki Flux, by her side, as Eunice accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 73. Eunice is the daughter of Thomas Redmond and Effie Mae Smith nee Richards. She was born in Grant County, New Mexico on the old Robert's place, on Nov. 8, 1918.
Eunice was the baby of the family of 2 brothers and 7 sisters. She was raised mostly in Separ, New Mexico, where she met and fell in love with Jack Lester Clark II at the age of 13 in her dad and mom's store. They eloped on July 9, 1934, in Las Cruces, NM, at the court house, when she was 15 and Jack (she called him Tex) was 22. They were married for 61 years.
During their years together, their door was always open to anyone in need. Most everyone felt right at home when they came to visit and often stayed for a while. While sitting out on the front porch, Eunice would cord on the guitar and they would sing together. Our family has many recordings of them singing together.
Tex and Eunice had 6 children, Leona Elizabeth Southern (deceased) of Nevada City, CA, Jack Lester Clark III of Litchfield, CA, Joseph Alfred Clark (deceased) of Susanville, CA, Danial Carol Clark (deceased), AZ, Eunice Lenora Collier, from Susanville, CA, Jimmy Thomas Clark, from Susanville, CA. She has 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 34 great great grandchildren. Plus, many nephews, nieces, and cousins from here to Texas.
Eunice had many accomplishments in her life. She has composed a song, written 2 books on the family history of the Smith's and Clark's, drew out a map of the little town of Separ, NM. This map is in the Lordburg Museum, NM, and because Separ was a rail road station, this map is also in the Southern Pacific Railroad Museum in Washington DC. She also put Separ on the internet under ghost towns, with pictures of the old school house where her and her sisters and brother went to school and most of all the names of the kids she went to school with plus their teachers.
Eunice has lived in Lassen County since 1943. She has family and friends that love her dearly and prayed for her constantly while she was going through her illness. For this, our family will never be able to repay, but God will reward them for their love and praying for her when she was unable to do so. But, like the sheriff said at Country Villa where she passed away, "Now she is dancing in heaven with most of her family around her." She loved her Jesus, she would often say, "Jesus belongs just to me." When she got worried she would say to God, "Now you promised you are taking care of all widows and orphans. I am a widow, so I am claiming your promise - you are taking care of me." Please read all of the Chapter of John 14. As she did like reading this and knowing what God had written in the Bible was true. As she would tell people, "All of God's words in His Bible are true, and God always keeps his word."
Thomas Redmond Smith (1871 - 1959)
Effie Mae Richards Smith (1881 - 1960)
Jack Lester Clark (1911 - 1995)
Leona Elizabeth Clark Southern (1935 - 1996)*
Joseph Alfred Clark (1939 - 2006)*
Danial Carol Clark (1940 - 1941)*
Nora L. Smith (1895 - 1898)*
Everett Franklin Smith (1897 - 1967)*
Sabre Smith Wilmeth (1900 - 1978)*
Thelma Elizabeth Smith (1903 - 1906)*
Lucille H Smith Revels (1905 - 1968)*
Mary Marie Smith Buchanan (1910 - 1992)*
Thomas Willard Smith (1913 - 1989)*
Neoma Smith Freshour (1916 - 2009)*
Eunice Doshia Smith Clark (1918 - 2010)
Maintained by: Lenora Collier
Originally Created by: Kathy Willert
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
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