Betsy Clark

Obituary of Betsy Clark

Betsy (Pike) Clark, Graduate of Ridge High School

Elizabeth Ann Clark, 61, of East Hampton CT passed away on April 3, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on May 1, 1957 to the late Herbert Joseph and Muriel Joyce Pike, she is survived by her beloved husband, Lloyd Clark, her brother Thomas, her daughter Stephanie Krus and son-in law Kevin Corcoran, her son Timothy Krus.

Betsy, as she was known, grew up in Basking Ridge and Martinsville, NJ and attended Basking Ridge schools.  She was active in drama and chorus, and added her beautiful voice to the Presbyterian Church choirs  She graduated from Somerset Community College and attended Virginia Tech.  She married Dennis Krus in 1978, and had her two lovely children with him.  She remarried to Lloyd Clark, who she was friends with at Ridge High School, in 2009 and lived in Dayton OH before they retired to live in East Hampton CT near her daughter.  She held many diverse jobs, her favorites were newspaper advertising; and assessing estates and antiques.  She had abundant talent and love for music, and sang professionally for a madrigal singers group.  She was a lifelong birdwatcher and member of the Audubon Society. She adopted and loved many pet animals over the years.  She was an avid reader, a lifelong learner, and loved researching history and family ancestry.

The most important thing in her life was spending time with her family.  She filled the room with her cheerful and engaging conversations.  She was a great listener and had a tremendous memory.  She will be most remembered for her selfless loving and giving, kindness and compassion.

She was deeply loved by her family and friends. She was the light of our lives, the glue that held our family together.  She will be forever missed.

Services will be held at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home at 101 S. Findley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 13th, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Audubon Society. 

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Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States


11:30 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Evergreen Cemetery
65 Martin Luther King Ave
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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