Barbara Jane Clarke Feb. 27, 1949 ~ March 14, 2013
March 04, 2013, 9:00 am by Staff Reports
After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, she began her career in health-care education in Texas in 1972, working as a nurse epidemiologist at St. Davidís Hospital in Austin. Her 36-year career included working at Medical Plaza Hospital in Fort Worth, Montgomery County Medical Center in Conroe, Methodist Hospital in Houston, South Austin Medical Center, Pharmaco in Austin, and she finished her career with the Seton Healthcare System. She pursued graduate education in public health and human resources management and taught briefly at the UT School of Nursing in San Antonio.
She was ordained a deacon at First Baptist Church of Austin, where she sang in the choir and Cantamos Womenís Chorale before moving on to other volunteer activity. Her family wishes to thank the church members for their concern and care as well as all her care providers and the kind staff of Senior Care at Onion Creek.
Ms. Clarke is survived by a sister, Rev. Carol Clarke, of San Marcos; and a brother, Jim Clarke, his wife Lynn, and two nephews, Justin Clarke of Austin and Tanner Clarke of Belton; as well as an aunt, Olene Tyler of Belton.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Austin or the charity of your choice in her memory.
Visitation was Monday, March 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet. A graveside service for family will be held Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Austin at a later date.
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