Linda Major Clark, age 78, died
peacefully in Round Rock, Texas on June 18, 2017. She died of respiratory
failure with her children at her side.
Born on June 28, 1938 in Enid, Oklahoma, she lived in Fort Worth, Paris, and Georgetown, Texas, as well as Mesa, Arizona. She taught English and sponsored the high school yearbooks at Paris High and on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. She also taught at Georgetown High. She and her beloved husband, Tony Champ Clark, loved language and thrived when teaching.
Linda served as the Executive Director of the YWCA in Paris, Texas, advocating for the interests of women, minorities, senior citizens, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. She also assembled a team of creative, professional women who initiated the YWCA’s sponsorship of the Paris Art Fair.
In Georgetown, she attended St. Helen’s Catholic Church, serving as a lector, and supported Christian Encounter Weekends. She loved baseball and attended many Round Rock Express games with her family.
Survivors include her children, Karen Clark Ristine, and Todd Aaron Clark; Todd’s wife, Kristen Goodson Clark; her grandchildren, Ryan Ristine, Kaitlyn Clark, and Haleigh Clark; her brother, Joe Major; and Joe’s wife, Mina Major. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Tony, and her parents, Claude and Zoe Major.
St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Georgetown will hold a memorial mass at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, 2017.