|Birth: ||May 27, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 2008|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Kathryn Davis Cracroft Clark sealed her legacy of love, service, humor, friends and family on September 12, 2008.
Born May 27, 1920 in Ogden, Utah to Juanita Mary Ann Carver and David Elmer Davis, Kay was the youngest of four siblings, all deceased: Hazel (Bud) Lund, Helen (Gifford) Hudson, Arlene (John) Van Horbek. She began her education at Wasatch Elementary skipping two grades in order to catch up with the love of her life whom she met in seventh grade, Laurance White Cracroft. Kay and Laury's courtship continued through high school and on to the University of Utah, where Kay was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. They were married in Quantico, Virginia on December 24, 1941, just before Laury, an officer in the Marine Corps, left for the South Pacific. Kay and Laury raised their family of three children, Vicki (Bob) Bluth, Davis, and Tod (Marilee), in Salt Lake City.
Kay, ever a cheerleader for her family, was a room mother, PTA leader, den mother, and LDS Primary teacher. She was actively involved in the community as a member of the Women's Legislative Council, a Red Cross volunteer, and a political campaigner. She was also a member of Town Club. As a child she developed a love of ballet, which continued throughout her life and was evidenced in her enthusiastic support of both Ballet West and the Utah Symphony. Kay laughed a lot (as did we all) as the first audience for her husband's unique literary and comedic talent at his clever Christmas cards, his ability to find humorous irony in everyday life, and his many public addresses. Despite a door mat that read, "GO AWAY," Kay and Laury welcomed an amazingly large and close-knit group of friends into their home, including bridge players, junior prom diners, Fuller Brush men, Rotary Exchange students, two dogs Minnie and Hobo (who would have received the balance of her estate if they had outlived her), and a growing family she loved more than life. She is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, and her ten great-grandchildren who called her "Grandma Great." Laury passed away in 1998. Kay married John Fabian (Don) Clark on May 28, 1999, bringing four married step-children, Frances Garrett, John Clark, Shelly Rubrecht, and Robert Clark and their families into her life. Their love meant much to her. Don passed away last March. To Lisa Tate and Sara Broeking, and to the others who cared for our mother, we thank you. Your loving service brought peace to our hearts and meaning to her life.
Come celebrate her life with us on Tuesday, September 16 at noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive. You may also greet her Family at a gathering on Monday, September 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. or an hour before the services at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.
Published in the Deseret News from 9/14/2008 - 9/15/2008.
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
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