Elizabeth Taylor Clark

Thetford Hill, Vt. — Elizabeth Taylor Clark, a regular summer resident of Thetford Hill, Vt. since 1926, passed away Jan. 18, 2014, at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. at the age of 89 from pneumonia and COPD.

Elizabeth, known to everyone as Betty, was born in Watertown, Mass. to Galen and Gertrude Taylor on November 25, 1924. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Connecticut College for Women in 1945. On December 20, 1947, she married Carl Clark, who was completing his Ph.D. at Columbia University.

After New York City, Betty and her growing family lived in Urbana, Ill., Hatboro, Pa. and Catonsville Md.. Thetford was part of her life since the age of two, when her father, then teaching at West Point, took his family to Camp Hanoum to be the camp’s riding instructor. Betty kept coming back summer after summer, first as a camper and then as a camp counselor. It was at Camp Hanoum that Betty met her husband Carl. Betty designed and helped build the family’s cabin in Thetford Hill in 1960.

When her youngest child Amy started school, Betty enrolled in law school at the University of Baltimore and earned a law degree in 1967. She was admitted to the Maryland bar soon thereafter. Betty served as Deputy Head of Baltimore City’s Department of Legislative Reference for 23 years.

Betty enjoyed politics, travel, water color and oil painting, gardening and her many cats and dogs

Betty was predeceased by her husband in 2006. She is survived by her four children: Roger Clark of Ambler, Pa.; Austen Clark of West Willington, Conn.; Andrew Clark of Ithaca, N.Y.; and Amy Mansfield of Catonsville, Md. Betty is also survived by four grandchildren: Matthew and David Clark and Adalie and Benjamin Mansfield.