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 Louis Watts Clark

Louis Watts Clark

Birth
Comanche, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 16 Oct 2006 (aged 90)
Atlántida, Honduras
Burial Tela, Atlántida, Honduras
Memorial ID 21226606 · View Source
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This is his obituary as it was written by me and submitted to the Sylva (NC) Herald (with family members' residential locations removed for Find a Grave):

Louis Watts Clark, 90, a former resident of Cullowhee, NC, died October 16, 2006, in Tela, Honduras, where he has resided for over 20 years. He was buried in Tela, and a mass was performed in his memory on Oct 22, 2006, at the San Antonio Maria Clarete Catholic Church in that city.

Dr. Clark was born July 2, 1916, in Comanche, OK, a son of Erle Thweatt and Cuba J. (Miller) Clark. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1942, and a Master of Science in 1944, both from the University of Oklahoma. In 1950 he earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kansas State University. He was a professor at several universities, spending most of his career at Western Carolina University where he taught from 1960 until 1978. After retiring, he moved to Honduras to teach English.

He and his first wife, Lillian (King) Clark, were the parents of eleven children, all of whom survive. There are six daughters, Julianne Stephens, Ramona Hanrahan, Rosaleen Salvo, Teresa Dutton, Mary Giles, and Jenny Brack; and five sons, Philip, Vincent, Victor, John, and Patrick. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. One brother, Michael, also survives.

His parents and three brothers, Terrence, Rex and Champ Clark preceded him in death.

The family requests that memorials be made in his name to the Women's Shelter in Sylva, REACH of Jackson County, PO BOX 1908, Sylva NC 28779


The obit as edited by the newspaper can still be viewed online at

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Dr. Clark was also survived by his third wife, Rose Clark, and a daughter, Mary Luisa Clark.


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  • Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
  • Added: 28 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21226606
  • Cherie Atkinson Clark
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Watts Clark (2 Jul 1916–16 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21226606, citing La Esperanza Cemetery, Tela, Atlántida, Honduras ; Maintained by Cherie Atkinson Clark (contributor 46796100) .