Vera Jean Clark, 84, of Virginia Beach, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Virginia Beach. She was born June 30, 1934, in Boyd, Texas, to the late George D. and Effie Hollis. Vera is best known for being kind, generous, selfless, humble and modest. She was a Christian.
Vera attended Lake Worth High School in Texas, where she was a cheerleader and elected football sweetheart. She was a Cub Scout den mother in Rhode Island. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends, bowling on the OCS and Pax River mixed league with her husband, traveling to Texas to visit her family, spending weekends at Lake Gaston and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.
She lived throughout the states as a Navy wife while raising her four children. She lived in Florida, California, Rhode Island and Maryland. After settling in Virginia Beach, she worked at Haynes Furniture as a credit office manager for 23 years. Vera enjoyed spending time with her six grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Arthur Ray Clark Jr.; sons, Robert (Geri) of Virginia Beach, Craig of Virginia Beach, Michael (Dana) of Conway, Arkansas; daughter, Karen Colna (Ted) of Virginia Beach; and grandchildren, Kyle, Tim, and Brooke Colna and Kendall, Krista and Austin Clark.
A funeral will be held at noon, Friday, Jan. 11, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon prior to services. Interment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Road.
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