Eleanor Mae "Ellie" (Wentzel) Clark

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Eleanor "Ellie" Mae Wentzel Clark

NORTH BELGRADE - Eleanor "Ellie" Mae Wentzel Clark, 92, died peacefully at her home in North Belgrade on Jan. 19, 2018.

Born March 16, 1925, the daughter of Ethel Lake and Roy A. Wentzel. After living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in early childhood, her family moved to Augusta, where she attended the Nash and Lincoln Schools, and graduated from Cony High School in 1943.
During World War II she worked in Washington D.C. After the war she married Arthur L. Clark and worked for the University of Maine in Orono, while he earned his degree. They then purchased a home in North Belgrade. After raising her children, she worked for the Belgrade Central School and Colby College in Waterville until her retirement.

She made the most out of her retirement by skiing with her children and grandchildren, bowling, and playing golf around Maine, and attending programs at the Muskie Center.

She could be found supporting the local people of Maine by volunteering for different organizations, visiting farmers markets, garden centers, craft fairs and the Common Ground Country Fair, which was a favorite. Ellie enjoyed reading, knitting, quilting, live theater, music, exploring the mountains and coastal places in Maine, being with her family and at her home feeding the birds, gardening and spending time with nature.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur L. Clark, of 72 years; son, Donald A. and wife, Kim; daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Contreras and husband, Carlos, Barbara Collins and husband, Dean, and Nancy Jane Clark; brother, Philip Wentzel, who since her passing has passed; sister, Lola Harris; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two cats, Brownie and Cocoa.

All are welcome to join the family for a graveside service Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Published in Central Maine on June 5, 2018