Winona “Winnie” K. Clark

NORWAY – Winona “Winnie” K. Clark of Norway passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Stephens Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wellington, Maine on Oct. 19, 1925, the daughter of Justin O. and Beryl Winona Buker Bickford

She graduated from Morse Memorial High School in Brooks, Maine in 1944. On Nov. 9, 1944, she married Harrison M. Clark in South Portland.

She retired from Key Bank (formerly Norway National Bank) in 1987 after 36 years. At that time her position was Assistant Treasurer, Loan Officer and Compliance Officer. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church in Norway, a Corporator of Stephens Memorial Hospital, a member of Stone-Smart Unit #82 of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star #168. In 1992, she received the Community Service Award from Norway Grange #45 for both professional and volunteer service in the community. In 1998 she received a plaque “Winnie Clark Garden” that is still in the Stephens Memorial Courtyard and one for her home. Winnie was “Person of the Week” on Channel 6 TV, featuring her and the courtyard garden which she worked in for over 20 years. Staff, visitors and patients continue to enjoy looking at the garden from their rooms.

In later years, the Perham and Brown families, along with Alan Hazelton and Peggy Heikkinen became her new family and brought Winnie a lot of love and happiness. Winnie cherished her many friends through the years. Along with those special angels Ethel Lacourse and Kelly Andrews. Winona and her lifelong friend Mary Knox considered each other like sisters.

She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; a brother Norman Bickford; three sisters and a brother died during the Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever epidemic in the early 1920’s. Winnie is survived by her son Stuart R. Clark of Devon, PA; and a niece Joyce Marie Bickford Kochis of Limington.

In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in Winona’s memory to either the Stephens Memorial Hospital Courtyard Fund, The American Legion Post #82, The Second Congregational Church in Norway, or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford, with Pastor Don Mayberry, inurnment will immediately follow at Norway Center Cemetery. Family and friends may attend a time of visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Those unable to attend can view the service on our website, under Winona’s obituary as well as leave condolences for her family at http://www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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