Faith Clark, 95, passed away on May 2, 2023, in Concord, NH. She was born on November 28, 1927, in Hanover, NH, the second child of the Reverend Allen W. Clark and Doris Badger Clark. She is survived by her younger brother, Richard C. B. Clark of Osterville, MA, her daughter Carrey Bell of Abington, PA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her older brother, Allen W. Clark Jr. of Fayston, Vermont.
Faith received her Master of Arts degree after attending Boston Conservatory and New York University, and her Ph.D. from Florida State University. Over the years she attended and sang in the choirs of various Episcopal and Methodist churches. She served in a number of positions in the fields of dance and physical education and taught at St. Phillips Community Center, Erika Thimey Dance Theater, New York University, Illinois State University and Western Illinois University. She conducted numerous dance institutes. Her teaching curriculum included basic dance skills, improvisation, choreography and theory, dance notation and history of dance. She sponsored Orchesis Modern Dance Company and Folk Troupe.
After retirement she spent her time and energy traveling and volunteering. She led five National Education Association trips for educators and traveled on her own to 23 countries. Most outstanding for her were the polar bears of Canada and the animal kingdoms and rich scenery of Africa and Patagonia. She was an avid volunteer. She ushered at the two Concord, NH, theaters, volunteered for the Pan Mass Challenge, the Highland Games, and the Sandwich Crafts Fair. She had a special interest in sacred dance and the Shaker dance worship and created and produced a representative, narrated service for the Shaker Museum.
She was not one to be idle and enjoyed cooking, photography, working in stained glass and knitting baby blankets for Concord (NH) Hospital. She also had many years of active cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. During her recent days she enjoyed keeping in touch with friends.
Special thanks are to be given to the team of Mary Miller, Jillian Grant, and Amanda Harris who helped her through the tough times.
A memorial service will be held at Kimball House, Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH, on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 11 a.m. Her ashes will be interred at Wonalancet Cemetery, Tamworth, NH, later this summer. Contributions in her name may be made to Wonalancet Chapel in care of Henry Steele, 46 Porter Street, Apt. 2, Somerville, MA 02143.