BURLINGTON, VT. — Cherry Lee Clark, 64, passed away unexpectedly in Panama City, Panama on Wednesday June 13, 2012. She was born April 28, 1948, in Mineville, N.Y., to George Carson and Ruth Rumney.
She graduated from Moriah Central High School in 1966, and later graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1981 with a degree in psychology. Cherry lived in the Old North End of Burlington for many years and was very active in her community. She started the Rose Street Neighborhood Association, with a goal of fixing up Rose Street and helping its people. She was active in the community policing meetings, got trees planted and the street repaved. Ultimately, the Rose Street Artist Cooperative and Gallery ended up on Rose Street because of her lobbying efforts. She was a kind and beautiful person who gave as much as she could to help fellow souls in need.
In 2005, she moved to the country of Panama with her husband, Eugene Daniel Clark. They built a fine home in beautiful El Valle, Panama. In her retirement in Panama, she enjoyed volunteering at the local town library where she worked with many of the local Panamanian children. They also enjoyed her great kindness.
She leaves her husband, Eugene Daniel Clark; son, Bret Angelos of Chicago, Ill.; stepdaughter, Diana Clark; mother, Ruth Rumney of Mineville, N.Y.; and eight brothers and sisters, who had 30 children and 19 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Cherry will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St. (top of Church Street), Burlington, Vt. Food and refreshments to follow in the church parlor. Later interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Cherry Clark's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at http://www.cff.org/ GetInvolved/ManyWaysToGive/, a charity dear to her heart.