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Eula Pauline Austin Clark

  • Birth 28 Aug 1915 Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 2007 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 32142244

Pauline Austin Clark, 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 19th at the Heart & Vascular Institute in Houston.

Pauline was born August 28, 1915 in Eagle Lake to Ethel Magee Austin and Thomas E. Austin weighing only one and a half pounds at birth.

She grew up in Eagle Lake and married George Maltby Clark on September 11, 1933.

A very devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she followed her husband as he worked in the oil business throughout Texas.

George and Pauline had two children, Patricia Clark Walters and George Madison "Jim" Clark.

In 1952, they settled in Houston. In 1976, George retired and he and Pauline returned to Eagle Lake. They celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries at the Farris Hotel.

After 65 years of marriage, Pauline lost George on June 17th, 1999. Pauline lost her beloved daughter Pat on March 10, 2006 to cancer.

Pauline had been a member of Lakewood Church in Houston since the 1950's when it was in its original location on East Houston Road. Pauline was a strong, graceful woman whose beauty radiated inside and out.

She was devoted to her family and friends. Her faith and devotion to God was unwavering.

We will carry her spirit and strength with us throughout our lives.

She was a remarkable woman and will be sorely missed. Our comfort is that she is at peace in Heaven.

She is survived by her loving son, Jim Clark of Eagle Lake; sister Anna May Gandy of Garrison, Texas: grandchildren: Mike Thomas and wife, Joan, Geryk Thomas and wife, Shyree, Lori Leatherwood and husband, Del, Patrick Thomas and wife, Michelle, Greg Clark: great-grandchildren: Courtnea and Chad Thomas, Matt and Lorin Leatherwood, Christian Mazzini and Ethan Thomas. She is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

Her husband of 65 years, George Clark, her daughter, Patricia Clark Walters, her parents, Tom & Ethel Austin, her brothers, Cordell and William "Sonny" Austin, preceded Pauline in death.

Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in the Chapel at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Reverend Ardith Nelson of the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake officiated the service.

Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mike Thomas, Patrick Thomas, Del Leatherwood, Matt Leatherwood, Christian Mazzini, Norman Clark, Greg Clark and Roger Clark.

[Originally published in The Eagle Lake Headlight, Eagle Lake, Texas, 23 Aug 2007; a copy was found online at the Colorado County TXGenWeb Project

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  • Maintained by: David Bell
  • Originally Created by: Athanatos
  • Added: 12 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32142244
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eula Pauline Austin Clark (28 Aug 1915–19 Aug 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32142244, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by David Bell (contributor 46953866) .