April 12, 1942
January 5, 2023
June Fredricka Cecelia Sopchak Sparks Clark (June) of Brenham, Texas, 80, passed away and went to the Lord on January 5, 2023 at home with her family by her side.
June had a cheerful, optimistic personality and she never met a stranger.
June leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Arthur Whitten Clark; her daughters Mary Clark Walsh, Tracy June Bettua and LaDusta (Dusty) Clark Mercier and husband Paul; grandchildren Rachel Jelks and husband Eugene, Renee Rougeau and husband David, Mitchel Lang and wife Lindsey, Michael Lang, Nicholas Bettua and wife Tabitha, Joseph Mercier and Allison Mercier; great-grandchildren Jordan Williams, Cevin Rougeau, Courtland Martin, D.J. Woodley, Jeremiah Williams, Emma Jelks and Sophia Bettua. She also leaves behind sister-in-law Marth Ann Gaskins, cousins Mable Macik, Teena Kellum, Denny Marsh and best friend Carolyn “Cookie” Kirby Gearen.
June is preceded in death by her parents Fred Vaughn Sparks and Agnes Marie Sopchak and an unborn child.
June was born in Richmond, Texas on April 12, 1942. June graduated from Incarnate Word Academy, Durham’s Business College and attended Blinn College.
June married Arthur on November 20, 1960 in Fort Bend County and renewed their vows two occasions. They enjoyed sixty-three years of love and dedication to each other including Arthur attending doll shows and June roaming junkyards in search of treasures.
June had a successful career as an accountant and was in high demand for her expertise in bookkeeping and tax services She represented many interstate clients and some in front of the IRS. She also worked at Borden Milk Company as a senior accountant.
June enjoyed a fulfilling career but she never compromised her dedication to her daughters. She served on the PTA for several years, filled the roll of president and resided on the District PTA Council. June was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and held the treasure position at two local Chapters (Brenham and Chappell Hill).
June’s hobbies included macramé, ceramics, genealogy, doll collecting and stained glass. She loved collecting jewelry, hats, purses and shoes.
A funeral service for June will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 2:15 pm in the chapel at Houston National Cemetery located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in June’s name to Second Chance Emporium, 851 S Reynolds, La Grange, TX 78945 or Daughters of the American Revolution (3040-57 State Regent’s Project), ATTN Judy Ditmore, 2921 Sunset Circle, Vernon, TX 76384-6424.