Pauline Mildred “Polly” Clark

Woodsville, N.H. — Pauline Mildred “Polly” Clark, 89, a former longtime resident of Bradford, Vt., died on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville.

Polly was born in South Corinth, Vt., on May 30, 1924, to Wayland and Leila Merle (Harris) Jordan. She was a graduate of Bradford Academy’s Class of 1942. On June 30, 1945, she married Lawrence N. Clark.

Polly was a beautician for over 25 years, operating out of her own home. She later worked for Channel Mills, Woodsville Industries, and in housekeeping at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H.

Polly grew up on a farm and always loved the farm life and Holsteins. She used to drive a horse drawn dump rake. She was a nature lover, bird-watcher, and artist. She was an accomplished seamstress and she enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking. She was well-known for her home cooking, pies, and candy making. She was especially fond of the Christmas season. Along with her husband, Lawrence, they were great dancers and they continued to dance throughout their lives together. For several years, they wintered in Sebring, Fla. In 2007, they moved from Bradford to Woodsville. Polly enjoyed local history and family history. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence N. Clark in January of 2010 and by her sister, Althea Woodward and her brother, Hollis Jordan.

She is survived by her children, Glenna Ackerman and husband, Mike of North Haverhill, N.H. and Lawrence Clark and wife, Sylvia of Bradford Center, Vt.; five grandchildren, Eric, Amy, Peter, Ryan and wife, Becky and Matthew and wife, Allison; three great grandchildren, Lance, Rune, and Ethan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with extended family members from the Jordan and Clark families.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, July 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H. A memorial service will be on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, Bradford, Vt. with Rev. Mari Clark, officiating. Burial will follow in the Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.