Marilyn (Snethen) Clark
(1935 – Dec 12, 2016, age 81)
SASC member for 26 years (since 1991) Marilyn Clark passed away on Monday, Dec 12, 2016.
Marilyn and Ralph have been long-standing members of the Society, participating in events regularly, attending the Highland Games, and both are charter members of the Heritage Society Endowment Fund established in 2005 to seed a financial reserve for the Society to ultimately provide funding for its many events.
Marilyn and devoted husband, Ralph, met at Texas Tech after which Ralph joined the Navy serving as a staff artist. The couple later moved to Los Angeles where Ralph earned his BAAD degree at the Art Center School there.
Marilyn received her MA degree from the University of Colorado and during their travels, taught Mathematics. Ralph practiced and taught Art in Denver and Marilyn taught math in Westminster, CO for 16 years.
After retiring to Evergreen, Marilyn directed her attentions to a favorite avocation – writing. With her two sisters, she coauthored a blended memoir, ‘Outside the Fence: Stories of An Army Officer’s Kids and WWII POW Camps’.
Marilyn loved and wrote poetry most of her life and published other books. She also loved her 5-year-old Scottie dog, Wally, who is currently adjusting to life with daughter, Wendy Maier, in Larkspur, CO.
Marilyn leaves behind her dear husband, Ralph Clark, her daughter, Wendy and Bill Maier, and grandson, Max. Also, remembered is the four-legged family of Wally, another 4-year-old dog, and two Bengal cats. All getting along with Wally quite well!
The Society extends our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our dear friend, Marilyn.
A celebration of life service is being held Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 8210 W 10th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214.
Marilyn’s family wishes to recognize her support and involvement with the St Andrew Society of Colorado. For members and friends who would like to remember Marilyn, please join us in honoring her passion and support of all things Scottish by supporting the St. Andrew Society of Colorado in her name.