Obituary for Imogene Cutts Clark
Imogene Cutts Clark, 88, passed away April 2, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida
A native of Gainesville, FL, she was born to Emma Lou Taylor Cutts and Walter Davidson Cutts on September 11, 1928. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1946. After attending Florida State College for Women she transferred to the University of Florida where she graduated with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She married Charles R. Clark in 1949 . After starting their family, she helped Charles establish The Tackle Box which served Gainesville from 1953 to 2011. Her teaching career spanned 25 years in Alachua and Putnam County, FL. She loved teaching kindergarten and was much loved and respected by students, parents and colleagues. She was a life long resident of Gainesville and McMeekin Lake in Putnam County.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Opal Merle McNeil, her three brothers: Tillman, Douglas, Sr., Wallace, her former husband, Charles R. Clark and her son-in-law, Ronald D. Harrell. She is survived by her four children: Carol C. Arnold (Tedd), Cathy C. Harrell, John C. Clark and Judy C. Daemer (Gary), five grandchildren, and 5 great-grand children, many nieces and nephews.
She was passionate about teaching young children as well as mentoring young women to pursue higher education. Family was very important to her and she remained the heart of the extended family. A nature lover and gardener, she also enjoyed reading, traveling and sharing joy wherever she went. As an avid spritual seeker she loved life, God, and a spiritual community that valued spiritual freedom.
A celebration of life will be held April 22,2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Little Orange Creek Nature Preserve; 24115 S.E. Hawthorne Rd., Hawthorne, FL 32640
Memorial contributions can be made to The Florida Literarcy Coalition or Altrusa House in Gainesville, Florida.