Doris Mary Clarke


Sep. 3, 1923 – Nov. 28, 2017

A Funeral service for Doris Mary Clarke, 94, of Coos Bay, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave, Coos Bay.  Pastor Don Berney will officiate.  Interment will follow at Ocean View Memory Gardens.  A Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary.

Doris was born Sep. 3, 1923 in Chipley, Fla., the daughter of Seth and Ida (Pleas) Spears.  She passed away Nov. 28, 2017 in Coos Bay.  Doris was raised and educated in Chipley, Fla. and moved with her family to southern California in the early 1940’s.  She was married to Harry D. Clarke and they made their home in southern California for many years before moving to Brookings for twenty years and then to Coos Bay in 1988.

Doris was a loving wife and mother.  She belonged to several local garden clubs through the years and she loved to go dancing several times a week at the senior center.

She is survived by her son, Lynn D. Clarke of Coos Bay; daughter, Connie and Johnny Samarzich of West Bloomfield, Mich., and a sister-in-law, Diane Spears of Bridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 1990; her brothers, Charles Spears and Aubrey Bentley.

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Contributions in her memory may be made to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, Oregon, 97420, to whom the family would like to give many thanks.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon 541/267-4216.  Leave a loving comment at

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