Audrey Clark-Jackson1917 - 2018
Audrey Clark-Jackson, age 101, of Cheboygan,
passed away Sunday evening, May 13, 2018. She was
surrounded by family and friends throughout
She was the daughter of George and Georgianna Gouine.
Audrey was born on March 16, 1917, She grew up on the family farm on
Lapparrel Rd along with her five siblings. Her sister, Nathalie DiLoreto,
age 99, survives her and resides in Hawaii with her daughter and
family. Audrey’s four brothers Lloyd, Ralph, Clayton and Roland have all
preceded her in death,
Audrey married Leslie B. Clark on August 24, 1940. They had three
children, George, (Sally Sullivan), Tom (Mary Watson) and Lisa
(Roger Rittenhouse.) There are four grandchildren, Josie, Brian, Christina
and Jenny. Great grandchildren include Anya, Grace and Keely and
great granddaughter Ada. She is also survived by many nieces and
nephews; and granddogs, Jack, Reesic, Bink, Cashew and Oliver.
Throughout her life she enjoyed cats including two named Puella and
Willie. Audrey deeply believed in the work of NMARN. Audrey was a
wonderful homemaker her entire life and also worked at times as a legal
secretary, Upon graduating high school she worked in Lansing for the
federal government in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, She and Les
decided to return to Cheboygan after spending a short time in Detroit
where Les was teaching at Detroit Tech. Audrey’s husband Les preceded
her in death in 1984, In the early ’90s she got reacquainted with an old
classmate and she and James Jackson were married in 1995. They enjoyed
summers in Michigan and winters in Florida. James passed in 2006 and
was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Family and community activities were very
important to Audrey. She was a member of the Altar Society in the
Catholic Church and also Round-a-bouts club. Audrey enjoyed many
creative endeavors such as sewing quilts, oil painting and knitting and
crocheting. Audrey also greatly enjoyed bridge and cribbage and cards in
general, She was an excellent baker and cook and enjoyed entertaining
family and friends. Audrey was a friend to all of nature and enjoyed
gardening, feeding birds and showed great compassion for all creatures.
Audrey will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Audrey’s family is grateful for the care and respect she received from
staff while she resided at the Cheboygan Hospice House.
Friends may visit at St. Mary Catholic Church on Friday, July 27th from
10:00 a.m. through time of her memorial mass at 11:00 a.m, with
Fr, Duane Wachowiak officiating.
A luncheon will take place in the church hall following inurnment at
Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Cheboygan Hospice House, 722 South Street,
Cheboygan, MI 49721 or NMARN, Northern Michigan Animal Rescue
Network, Box 165 Topinabee, Michigan 49791