Mildred Elizabeth Murray Clark

November 20, 1925 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 94)


Mildred Elizabeth Murray Clark, 94 passed away at her son’s home in Deming, NM on October 23, 2020. Services are pending.  She was born November 20, 1925 in Northeast Missouri, near Bethel, Missouri on the Murray Farm to Edward and Leta Murray.  She attended schools in Missouri and for health reasons moved by train to Silver City, NM to attend New Mexico State Teachers College in 1943 it became Western New Mexico University.  Millie married James Frederick Clark March 25, 1946.  Their sons George Frederick, (Rick) Clark (Bonnie) and Rodger Edward Clark (Mary Lou). Grandchildren Holly Sue, and Kevin Patrick and three great grandchildren. An accomplished musician with a gift of perfect pitch, Millie was a pianist and organist at First United Methodist Church over 70 years. During her lifetime she was secretary to engineers Ira Wright and Harrison Schmitt, Sr, Gantz Jewelers, Schnitz-Conners Jewelry, attorneys Royall & Royall, Kennecott Copper and her last 15 years before retirement worked for W.N.M.U President. Mrs. Clark was a member of First United Methodist Church, 24 Club, Red Hats, &Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, son Rick, her parents & brother Carl. Millie Fred spent many years in retirement boating & fishing, traveling in RV to Missouri, Mexico, Washington, and Colorado River.  Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  “A Loving and Caring Place to Celebrate, Honor and Remember a Life Lived”, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, New Mexico 88061.  Remembrances can be made at

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