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Shirley Clark 74

Shirley Clark, 74, of River Falls, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1934, in International Falls, Minn., daughter of Joseph and Robina (Watson) Raymond.

Shirley was united in marriage to James Clark on Oct. 4, 1975, in Watertown, S.D.

She worked as a Staff Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of North Central and then Republic Airlines. She took early retirement to spend more time with her family. Shirley enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking, and puzzle books. She especially loved going out to eat, but what brought her the most joy was spending time with her family.

Shirley is survived by a daughter, Julie Rae Clark of River Falls; two grandchildren, Anthony James Clark and Jessica Lynn O'Malley; three siblings: Robert (Eva) Raymond of Anacortes, Wash., Lynette (William) Bonnstetter of Missouri, and Judith (Ronald) Rasmussen of Minnesota; nieces and nephews, Brenda (Alex) Bucher of Arizona, Patricia (Brett) Counter of Missouri, Thomas Bonnstetter of Montana, James (Jill) Rasmussen of Minnesota, Jeff (Nancy) Rasmussen of Minnesota, Robert (Cathy) Rasmussen of Illinois, Paula (Chris) Kuhlman of California, and Pam (Cory) Watkins of Minnesota; and further survived by many extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, Friday, Aug. 21, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church with Fr. Gerald Harris officiating.

Burial will be at St. Bridget's Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of River Falls assisted the