Beverly Clark

Obituary of Beverly Clark

On May 17th, 2024, Beverly Ann Clark (nee Zinn) went to be with the Lord and Savior after a 9-month battle with cancer.

A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home on Saturday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be private, at Laurel Land Memorial Park, following the service.

Beverly was born on January 8, 1941, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Janis Loneta Campbell Zinn and Dale W. Zinn. Dale’s job with CONOCO job led them to later live in Tucumcari, NM, Clovis, NM, and Odessa, TX before landing in Fort Worth, TX.

Bev grew up in northeast Fort Worth and graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School in 1958, where she was a JROTC Sponsor at Carter and, true to her nature, developed life-long, valued friendships. Bev enrolled at TCU, majoring in commercial art, but she eventually chose a different path, graduating from Brantley-Draughn Business School. She met her husband of 62 years, Frank O. Clark on a blind date, and within six months they married and moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana for Frank’s job with General Dynamics. After only 18 months, they returned to Fort Worth, which remained their home for the rest of their lives.

Bev was both talented and determined, and she never attempted anything that she failed to do well. For over a decade, she went above and beyond in support of her children’s sports programs at the Blue Raider Athletic Association, attending virtually every game. Between games she worked in the concession stand, taking the association’s offerings to a whole new level. She used her artistic talents to help Frank draw plans for both their duplex and their long-time family home in Wedgwood. She was a loving and supportive wife, a dedicated mother, an accomplished seamstress, a wonderful cook, a creative home decorator, and an avid gardener. Flowerbed and yard work was a favorite stress reliever for Bev, but her most cherished times were spent at the family cabin in Cowles, NM - trout fishing, horseback riding, and playing numerous card games.

More than anything else, Bev’s true calling was as a caretaker. Whatever the need and whoever needed it; she was the cornerstone of support throughout the years for not only numerous family members, but for friends and neighbors as well. The greatest beneficiary of this unfailing support was her husband Frank. So much of what he accomplished throughout his life was truly a shared mission that never would’ve happened without Bev.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank Clark. She is survived by her son, Scott Clark; daughter, Kristen Clark Baldridge, son-in-law Jon Baldridge; and granddaughters, Dylan and Evan Baldridge, all of Ft. Worth; and her sister, Marsha Zinn West of The Woodlands, as well as a niece, three nephews, and many close cousins.

The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Mission Arlington.