She was 88 years old.
Born July 30, 1920 Clark was a native of Henderson, Texas, and the seventh of 12 children of the union of Arthur Cronkite and Ida Bell Blair Conkrite. She was a woman who loved her family and loved to entertain them with food and a spirited game of cards.
Clark attended Henderson Colored Elementary School and Henderson Colored High School and then graduated from Texas College with a bachelors of science degree in home economics. During her tenure at the college, she was voted homecoming queen.
She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1940s and married George Rogers Clark in 1957.
An avid bowler, Clark was also member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, as well as the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World, and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Stars. Additionally, Clark was a six-time president of the Jeff Ups Social Club. She was also a active member of the Texas College Alumni Association of Southern California.
In addition to her community work, Clark was an entrepreneur and operated several businesses including a cleaners with her brother John. Later she operated Opal’s Child Care.
Her home, which became the family gathering place, was always open to family and friends. In fact, after the untimely death of her younger sister, Clark and her husband took in and raised five nieces and nephews along with their own two children.
Clark accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age, and for nearly 50 years was a faithful member of Roger Williams Baptist Church.