Many of us will miss greatly our dear friend Vicky Clark who passed away last week in her sleep. Though a great shock to her family and friends, Vicky left this life full of joy having just been present at the birth of her 31st grandchild. As recently as our September Day to Serve we benefited from Vicky’s willingness to help as she arranged for us to get a free truckload of shredded mulch for our Pleasant View project. I will miss Vicky’s smile and spirit. She inspired me through her exceptional energy. She served her large family of 3 daughters and 3 sons, taught school full-time for many years, and cared for her beloved husband who had Parkinsons. She shared her many talents generously. Vicky loved serving her God, her family, and her community.
In lieu of flowers Vicky’s family has asked that we do an act of service in her memory. We learned in her son’s eulogy that Vicky met her husband Brent during a canoeing event. She dropped her paddle and Brent was impressed as she dove into the river after the paddle. This is typical of her approach to life — dive in and do your best.