Marie O. Clarke (Teacher)

Marie O. Clarke (Teacher)

Mrs. Marie O. Clarke

Watertown __Mrs. Marie O. Clarke, 88, of Watertown, a retired math teacher and former resident of Batavia, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Samaritan Medical Center. She had been a resident of Samaritan - Keep Home since January of 1994.

Mrs. Clarke was born March 20, 1908, in Bellows Falls, VT., a daughter of the late Peter and Anna McDonald Ottersland.

She and her family moved to Watertown when she was a child. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1925 and from St. Lawrence University in Canton in 1929. She was a high school math teacher in Moira, Potsdam, and Batavia, retiriing in 1969. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.

In 1939 she married Ambrose R. Clarke, also a math teacher and chairman of the math departments of Potsdam and Batavia High School prior to his death in 1973.

Surviving are a sister, Alice O. Cooper of Watertown, a niece, and a nephew.

She was a sister of Thor Ottersland, who died in 1985.

A prayer service at 8:30 this morning at the D.I. Calarco funeral home, Watertown, was followed by a funeral mass at 9:00 am at Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Samaritan - Keep Home Activities Fund.

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07/04/11 06:47 PM #1    

Dwight Rogers

 If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have passed Geometry and graduated. She was tough and that was exactly what I needed.

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