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Obituary

Clarissa Jane Harker Clark, "Janie", age 81, of Rio Rancho, NM was guided by the angels and received in the arms of the Lord Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Janie is survived by her daughters, Clarissa Clark (Lissa) and Kelcy Clark; brother, Albert C. Harker and wife, Rev. Peg Harker; and nieces and nephews she lovingly adored.

Janie was born in Marion, Indiana to Albert and Helen Harker and was known as "the apple of her daddy's eye!" After graduating from Marion High School, she studied at Sullins College for Women and received an associate degree in Piano Performance. Janie continued her education at Indiana University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education It was during her time at IU that she met and married the love of her life, John Miller Clark on August 3rd, 1963. Janie was an extremely talented educator, choreographer, producer, and director of music and touched the lives of so many in the community. Janie and John were a powerhouse team, working side by side to produce outstanding productions at First United Methodist Church, Monte Vista Christian Church, Cliff's Amusement Park, UNM, Press Club Grid Iron shows and numerous elementary productions and high school show choirs throughout New Mexico. In her early years at IU, Janie founded the Kappa Pickers and started the first GREEK SING competition that took off nationwide! Janie was a professional tennis player ranked 2nd in women's doubles in the Southwest, and was a devoted wife, mother, and faithful servant of God throughout her life.

She will be missed by all, but her memories will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. "Just shake your head yes."

A Memorial Celebration of Janie's life will be announced in the upcoming days. 

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Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo



2021
Sondra Collins (Crouch)  
Jane Harker (Clark)

2020
Connie Kelley (Burke)
David Whitton  

2019
Jim Farr
Judy Gregory (Western)  
Larry E. Plummer  
Thomas A. Trook  

2018
Janice Kay Clelland (Edwards)  
Sue Oakley (Hewitt)

2017
Junior Campbell  
Sharon Dorman (Althouse)  
Sandra J Ellsworth (Strickland)
Jim Miller  

2016
Judy Custer (Drook)  

2015
Mary Herring (Richards)  
Dana Looker  
Sandra Sue Reed (Brown)  
Jon Thompson  

2014
Ralph Carey  
Angela Gulliford (Jewell)
Charles Hughes

2013
Richard Browner
Lowanda Jeffries (Prosser)
Tom McCafferty
Judy Norwood  

2012
Georgia Croussore (Watkins)
Chester Dollar
Raymond Y. Seaver  
Linda Stewart (McCafferty)
Lynda Vice (Hamilton)
Alfred Stephen Wootten

2011
James Hewitt  
Jim Hewitt
Carolyn Thalls (Whittington)

2010
Sue Burns (Sprinkle)  
Donald L Crump
Virginia Duncan (Atkinson)
William Lewis
Judith K. Miller (Beeman)  
Royce Mills

2009
Marilyn Ellis (George)
Marsha Green (Herman)
Donna Nelson (Mejia)
Sharon Sult (Elliott)

2008
Judith Barnett (Wiecking)
Kathryn Heavilin (Cutting)

2007
Dr. William Ruch

2006
Richard Eagleson

2005
Ann Dorsey (Jones)

2004
Nancy Creek (Grow)
Sondra Garriott (Hendricks)
Jerry Hedges  

2003
Charles Adamson
Ruth Ann Davis
William Townsend

2002
Phillip Detamore
James Moritz

2001
William Fessenden
Phyllis Hollans (Banter)

2000
Delona Buckles (Sutton)
Mary Ruth Easterly (Kelley)

1998
Delores Markland (Hartman)  

1997
Roseanna Fields

1995
Terry Weaver

1993
James Browne

1990
David Stafford

1982
David Skomp

1978
Diana Tade (Stroud)  

1967
Robert Puterbaugh

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
James Applewhite
Barbara Cline (Abbott)
Carolyn Fowler (Blocker)
Nancy Grow (Creek)
Mick Harmon
Ellen Hill (Faulkner)
Philip Holliday
Mary Liz Johnson (Johnson)
John Lippens
Monita K. Munsey (Clark)
James Pence
Gary Porter
Paul Rhorer
Carolyn Shafer (Van Hoose)
Suzanne Vickers (Smith)
Donald Ward

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