SKOWHEGAN – Mary R. Clark, 90, passed away Monday, March 29, 2004, at Maplecrest Rehab & Living Center in Madison after a short illness. Mary was born Aug. 27, 1913, in South Montville, the eldest daughter of Clifford and Mary (Hannan) Randall. She graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast, Class of 1929. She married Maurice W. Clark on Oct. 28, 1933; they were able to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary prior to his death in 1984. Mrs. Clark initially earned her teaching credentials through coursework at Farmington State Teachers College, then had to wait until she was 18 years old to officially accept her first teaching position at a country school in Monroe. She taught at several one-room schools in Waldo County before taking time away from teaching to have a family. She returned to education around 1955 at North Elementary School in Skowhegan teaching fifth and second grade students until her retirement, finding time to complete her Bachelors Degree in education at the University of Maine, Orono, along the way. She got much satisfaction in later years from statements of former pupils about how much the time in her class had meant to them. She was a long-time active member of the Skowhegan Federated Church and was active in Somerset Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Skowhegan Women’s Club. Mrs. Clark is survived by a son, Dr. Deane R. Clark and wife, Sally, of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Elaine F. Clark and husband, John Bailey, of St. Paul, Minn.; grandsons, Deane R. Clark Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn. and Daniel F. Clark and wife, Rebecca, of Hastings, Minn.; a great-great-granddaughter, Sarah M. Clark of Hastings, Minn.; a sister, Erma Bailey of Rochester, N.H.; sisters-in-law, Marion Barton and husband, Lloyd, of East Longmeadow, Mass. and Georgia Randall of Belfast; many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, with a funeral service following visiting hours at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Burial will take place later in the spring at the Southside Cemetery, Skowhegan.