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Olive Clarke Obituary

Olive Ann Clarke
Olive Ann Clarke

June 30, 1928 - May 5, 2013
Resided in Fairfax, VA
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Olive Ann Clarke

On Sunday May 5, 2013, Olive Ann Clarke, a longtime resident of Annandale, Virginia, a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, left this world peacefully at the age of 84 following a longtime illness.

Olive was the loving and devoted mother of Frances Ann Leckert (Bennington), who preceded her in death, Mary Elizabeth Tompkey, Raymond Vincent Clarke, Donald Eugene Clarke and Michael Wayne Clarke. All of her surviving children reside in Northern Virginia.

A native of Washington, D.C and graduate of McKinley Technical School of the District, Olive put great passion and took immense pride and joy in raising her 5 children. As her children became adults she took delight as a nurturing role model for them and her 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Olive married a WWII Veteran in 1950 and started her family in Washington. She raised the children largely on her own as her husband served overseas as a foreign-service officer. They later divorced. Olive worked tirelessly to balance the child rearing priorities of a single parent and bread winner. She worked at the Child Care Center of the Annandale Bowling Center and later as a cook at Annandale High School in order to be near her children. As her children came of age, she entered the professional world and earned the position of accountant at the investment firm of Johnston, Lemon and Company and eventually retired from a long tenure in the accounting department of Fairfax Inova Hospital in Springfield, Virginia.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032. The service will be at 10 AM on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the same location.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to Capital Caring, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042.

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Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Friday, May 17, 2013
10:00 AM
Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
Friday, May 17, 2013
11:00 AM



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