MARLEYE DABNEY

Our Mom passed away Oct. 20, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Suffering from vascular dementia, she resided in a memory care unit of an assisted living facility there.

Marlene Faye Clark was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Horton, Kan., to Nellie Mae Bodam and Thomas Edward Clark. She is survived by her husband, Albert of the Veteran’s Home in St. James, Mo.; son, Steven (Jill) of Raymondville; daughters, Gail (Dora McKee), also of Richmond, Bertie (Tommy Culbreath) of Tallahassee, Fla., Lise (Gary Nelson) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alison (Jamie Walker) of Sacramento, Calif.; her brother, Wayne Clark of Perry, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She was blessed with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mom worked as an executive secretary for several companies in Topeka, Kan., including Johnson and Johnson Attorneys and Hill’s Pet Foods (Science Diet) and 7-Eleven before relocating to the Houston/Raymondville area. She worked in Houston and Raymondville for the Texas County Bank and with our Dad as dealers for New England Log Homes. They sold and built numerous log homes in Missouri and surrounding states.

Mom enjoyed meeting people as she worked and loved the close fellowship of the churches she attended in Houston and Raymondville. She loved her travels to see family and even made it to Bermuda and Mexico. She especially enjoyed spending time with her sister-in-law Bonnie Robinson and husband, Rob, of Edgar Springs.

We will cherish many happy memories as we enjoy bread, cinnamon rolls, and red velvet cake that she taught us to make. She really loved powdered sugar donuts.

She donated her body to science to benefit education and research. A celebration of life for her will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, in Richmond, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Walk would be greatly appreciated. She will be greatly missed.

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