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Kathleen A. Clark

Female 1908 - 2008  (99 years)


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  • Name Kathleen A. Clark  [1, 2, 3
    Born 8 Oct 1908  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Sep 2008  Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Kathleen Clark Fisher of Beaumont, Texas died peacefully in her home the morning of September 8, 2009. Mrs. Fisher, a native of San Augustine, Texas, was preceded in death by her mother, Leila Downs Clark; father, John David Clark; sister, Leola Monique Butts; and brothers, Herman Downs Clark and Ambassador Edward Aubrey Clark, all members of a Texas pioneer family. She was married to the late United States District Judge Joseph J. Fisher. She is the mother of five children, the late Leila Fisher Thomas; Joseph J. Fisher, Jr. of Beaumont; John Clark Fisher of San Augustine; Guy Cade Fisher of Austin; and Anne Fisher Winslow of Beaumont. She was also blessed with 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

      Mrs. Fisher graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown and was elected by the alumnae association to receive the Distinguished Alumnae Award in 1982. She was a dedicated member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a past member of the Trinity Day School board. Her commitment to community involvement is evidenced by her service to and long-standing membership in the Magnolia Garden Club; the Col. George Moffett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Beaumont Chapter of the Colonial Dames of America; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas; the Beaumont Heritage Society; the Texas Gulf Historical Society; the Zeta Tau Alpha, Lamda Chapter; the Jasper Civic Club; the Texas Historical Foundation; the Texas State Democratic Committee; and the San Augustine Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

      Admired by many for her strength and character as well as her warmth, grace and humor, Mrs. Fisher loved to entertain and published a cookbook in 1962 entitled Justice in the Kitchen. Guests were often given autographed copies, and her family remembers happily feasting on many of the delicious recipes at holiday meals and family gatherings. Mrs. Fisher was a formidable bridge opponent and Life Master. In quiet moments she loved gardening, growing beautiful roses, sitting on the porch of her beach house in the Gulf breeze, and spending summers at Fisher's Hut in the mountains of Colorado with her family. Mrs. Fisher celebrated her 100th birthday last October surrounded by her children and grandchildren, as well as hundreds of friends from Beaumont, San Augustine and beyond. The joy in her face upon seeing all the lives she had touched over a century was a gift to all who were there to share such a special day. The family thanks Gloria Ramos and Edna Morris for their years of dedication and loving care.

      A visitation will be held Friday, September 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Broussard's Mortuary located at 1605 Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church located at 3430 Harrison Ave., Beaumont, Texas. A graveside service at 4:00 the same day will be held at Liberty Hill Cemetery three miles north of San Augustine on Highway 147. Serving as pallbearers are Mrs. Fisher's grandchildren Kathleen Dies Munger, Robert Howard Dies, David Jefferson Fisher, Elizabeth Fisher Monroe, Martha Fisher Ruff, Mary Fisher Barber, John Clark Fisher, Jr., Guy Gladstone Fisher, Joseph Jefferson Fisher II, Mary Cade Fisher Evans, Edward Downs Fisher, Jefferson Park Winslow, Kathleen Winslow Morgan, Clark Thomas Winslow, Caroline Winslow Heinz, Thomas Fisher Winslow, Amy Clark Munger, Kathleen Anne Freeman, and Elizabeth Seymour Munger. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church P. O. Box 5247, Beaumont, Texas 77726. Complete and updated information may be viewed at  broussardsmortuary.com

      Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from September 10 to September 11, 2009
    Person ID I41152  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2012 

    Father John David Clark,   b. 29 Sep 1869, Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1941, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Leila Elizabeth Downs,   b. 21 Oct 1880, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1975, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    Family ID F12403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Drayton Edward Pratt,   b. 16 Sep 1899, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1966, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1928 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F12399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judge Joseph Jefferson Fisher, Sr.,   b. 16 Apr 1910, Bland Lake, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 2000, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Aft 1930  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F12400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1908 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 2008 - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Pr. 1, Hemphill Town Enumerated 8 Apr 1930 ED 202-2 SD 17 Sheet 2B 46-52 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 41738427 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine Town, JP 1 Enumerated 13 Jun 1920 SD 326 ED 176 Sheet 9B 182-207 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1590] Newton County Historical Commission, "Glimpses of Newton County History" (Nortex Press, Burnet, Texas, copyright 1982), p. 133 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 7012110 (Reliability: 3).