Nancy Karen Clark

Nancy Karen Clark

February 07, 1938 - July 06, 2014

Nancy Karen Clark

February 07, 1938 - July 06, 2014


Nancy Karen Clark

Nancy Karen was born in Yakima Washington February 7, 1938 to Frank Jeanette (Cummer) and Clarence Olaf Locken. With her loving family by her side, Nancy passed July 6, 2014 in Laguna Hills California.

Nancy is survived by her elder brother David. Children Gregory (wife Linda), Steven, Karen, William (wife Chelsea) and Jeffrey (wife Kristina). Grandchildren Cassie, Andrew, Allison, Matthew, Lauren, Nicholas, Olivia and Griffin. Great Grandchildren Presley, Easton and Mason.

Nancy graduated from Dorsey High in Los Angeles in 1956. Soon after, she married Gene Cox and immediately started a family that quickly grew with the birth of Gregory Gene, Steven Jon and Karen Diane. Nancy married Bill Noble in 1965 and soon thereafter welcomed her 4th and 5th child with the birth of William Leighton, Jr. (Buddy) and Jeffrey Guy. In later years Nancy married George Clark (deceased) and shared their life together until his passing.

Nancy was a gregarious, funny, charming, talented, giving, beautiful, courageous, strong and loving soul who sought nothing more in this life than to spend time with her family and friends; share in their joys and pains and always provide a warm embrace, soothing words when needed most and a place all could call home.

The greatest joy of her life was undoubtedly her beautiful grandchildren. Every aspect of her life revolved around them. She was an amazing grandmother who could never get enough of loving her babies and have that love reciprocated in way it seems only a grandchild can.

A gorgeous woman, Nancy took great pride in her appearance, that of her children, grandchildren and her home. She had an outfit for every occasion as well as the requisite accessories. Her penchant/obsession for decorating, shopping and meticulous cleaning habits were widely recognized Nancy trademarks.

Nancy loved all types of music, especially Country Western. She loved to sing (at the top of her lungs), dance and seize any opportunity to be in the spotlight.. that was Nancy’s charm. She lit up and commanded every room into which she gracefully strode. With her gift-of-gab, quick wit, intelligence, engaging smile, inviting eyes and unmistakable natural beauty, Nancy was always the Belle-of-the-Ball, just as she was always meant to be.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

If we all could love as big as Nancy, the world would be a better place.

Nancy’s life will be celebrated July 18, 2014 at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills and laid to rest at El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, California.

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3 responses to Nancy Karen Clark

  1. I have to say I was definitely spoiled. Being the first grandchild I got Grandma all to myself. We did everything together. We danced, we sang, we laughed, we swam, we ate clam chowder, Granny Smith apples, pickles, orange sherbet, we did sassy poses, but most of all we loved with all our hearts. Our bond is irreplaceable. I am so happy to have nothing but wonderful memories of Grandma. I will miss her so much!

    Somewhere over the rainbow…

  2. Nancy will be dearly missed. I’ve known Nancy since I was 13 years old and what an impression she made on me! She was so full of life, and in so many respects, I believe so far ahead of her time. There was more excitement and glitter in the world because of her. Heaven is now far more exciting and fun because she is there, dancing and mixin’ it up. Love to my dearest friend Karen (and family) during this very sad time. My love and prayers are will all of you.

  3. During the last couple of years, I was slowly integrated into the family by Nancy’s daughter, Karen. Being a “newcomer” in any family can be an uncomfortable experience, to say the least. Nancy made me feel welcome and put me at ease, as if I was part of the family. About a year ago, Karen and I visited Nancy in a care facility. She was alert and totally “on her game.” Her keen wit and great sense of humor had me laughing the entire time we spent with her. Even though the time that I had known her was comparatively limited, I can say with absolute certainty that she was a loving and spirited matriarch of a family that will miss her dearly!!!! I am glad that the Lord graced me with her presence, even though it was only for a short period of time.

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