Alice Peterson Clark died peacefully March 4, 2019 at Bishop Place Assisted Living in Pullman, WA. She was born August 31st, 1927 to Charles Wesley and Dana Henriott Peterson in Ailey, Georgia. She graduated from Montgomery County High School and Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia. She received her degree in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
She met Ezra Prentice Clark at a dance and they were married January 28, 1950 in Toombs County, Georgia. In 1951, while living in Vidalia, Georgia, their daughter Yvonne was born. The family then moved to Savannah where their second daughter, Jan was born. In 1956 they made the move out West by train, and lived in Clarkston, Washington. Soon after, they welcomed the birth of their son, Dale. Alice taught elementary education in both Georgia and Idaho. The majority of her teaching career took place in Bovill, teaching 4th grade. She loved her students and they loved her.
After 28 years of teaching, Alice and Ezra moved to Moscow, Idaho where she worked in food service at the University of Idaho until she retired. Her religious faith was a very important part of her life. She was an active member at the Calvary Christian Center in Pullman, Washington, up until her dementia prevented her from attending. She entered Bishop Place in 2009 and lived there until her death.
Alice was a caring, kind and loving person who loved her family and everyone she knew. She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace mama.
Preceding Alice in death were her parents, Charles and Dana; Brothers, M. Hoke Peterson, John A. Peterson, and William D. Peterson; Sisters, Charlie Mae Peterson Thompson, Estelle Peterson Nail and Ruby Peterson Garrett; Husband, Ezra Clark; Daughter, Jan Staniford and Son, Dale P. Clark.
Survivors include her daughter Yvonne Alice Paterek (Bill) of Bovill. Granddaughters Jana Bronson (Jeff), Bend OR, Jessica Stapleton (Deary), and Ashlea Clark (Trevor) of Coeur 'D Alene. Her Grandsons Ryan Kirk (Mandy), Deary ID, Jeremy Frye, Clarkston WA, Dane Clark (Beverly), Bovill ID and Jared Staniford of Sedro Wooly, WA. Alice also had 13 Great-Grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at the Bovill Cemetery Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 1:00pm. A dinner will follow at the Bovill Community Center. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Bovill Improvement Group (BIG) PO Box 324, Bovill ID 83806.
Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, WA is caring for the family.
Bovill Inprovement Group
Box 324, Bovill ID 83806