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Suzanne Clark

April 19, 1939 — April 27, 2023

EULOGY FOR SUZANNE FOTHERINGHAM CLARK

Suzanne Fotheringham was born April 19, 1939, in Ogden, Utah to Mae Taylor Richards Fotheringham and Theron William Fotheringham, who were very loving parents. Her brother, Theron Stephen, was almost three years older. Robert Stayner and Patricia Fotheringham Loewi Joined the family later. When WWII began, suzanne’s or sue’s, as many called her, father signed up as an officer in the Navy. Sue’s mother’s family were all living in salt lake city, and she wanted to be near family while her husband was away, so they moved to salt lake city and that’s where sue enjoyed her childhood and young adulthood. She loved living in salt lake city and had many friends some with whom she kept in touch even when she was in her 80’s. Sue graduated from the University of Utah in Physical Education and Health Education. She was never a "Jock," but felt it was important to keep in shape physically and nutritionally and hoped to influence her students to adopt good eating and exercising habits. Sue taught school in Salt Lake City, Utah; Long Beach, California; Brooklyn, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada for a total of 16 years. Sue loved teaching children to swim. She taught her own children and some of her grandchildren when they were very young. She taught neighbor's and friend's children to swim each summer. Sue and her teenage children organized and taught swimming with the Clark Swim School that they ran in the summer in their back yard pool. Sue wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and was able to do so when her children were young and until the three older children were away at college and Chris was in high school.


Sue met Robert Ekins Clark at church in Salt Lake City and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple in1963. They moved to Brooklyn, New York where Bob served at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for the next three years. Bryan Robert was born in a military hospital on Long Island, New York. Sue, Bob and Bryan returned to Salt Lake City where they lived for two years and where Andrea was born. The family of four moved to Las Vegas in 1968, hoping for a better opportunity for Bob to work as an attorney. David Frank and Christopher Theron were born, and the family settled there for the next 50 plus years. In 1990, Sue endured a difficult divorce, but she stayed in close touch with her children and developed many good friendships in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sue was able to serve a Church mission at the Salt Lake Family History Library in 2001 to 2002 while she helped care for her elderly parents. She was serving at The Library during 9/11, which was very frightening and was there during the Salt Lake Winter Olympics, which was very exciting. Her mission was very memorable, and she loved the new friends she met and with whom she kept in touch for many years.


Sue enjoyed her opportunities to serve in the Church. Some of her favorite callings were her Family History Library Mission, her 8-year service mission at the Las Vegas Family Search Library, Temple Ordinance Worker, Sacrament meeting chorister, because she loved the hymns, Primary President, and twice as Ward Relief Society President. Sue had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints and the blessings of eternal families. She loved her Savior, Jesus Christ and her Father in Heaven and felt their love for her.


Sue had a very happy and fulfilling life. Her greatest treasures were her relationship with our Heavenly Father, with our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and with her loving, eternal family.


Cancer took Sue from us prematurely on Thursday, April 27, 2023. She was 84 years old.


Sue is survived by her siblings: Stephen (Darla) Fotheringham, Robert (Kathy) Fotheringham, & Patricia Loewi; her children: Bryan Clark, Andrea (Greg) MacKay, David (Anna) Clark, & Chris (Alissa) Clark; her grandchildren: Tyler, Kristen, Joshua, Sariah, Chelsea, Alexandria, Bethany, Eric, Tommie, Charlie, Nathan, Theron; her great-grandchildren: Jett, August, Leah, Mabel, Beckham, Lilly Mae, Audie, Archer, MacKay, and Dash. She is preceded in death by both of her parents Theron and Mae Fotheringham.

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