In Memory

Marie Aschert (Clark) - Class Of 1967

Marie Aschert (Clark)

Marie T. Aschert Clark

Marie Toshiko (Aschert) Clark passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020 after a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer's.  Her husband Ronald E. Clark of 50+ years was by her side holding her hand.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Frederick R. Aschert (retired USAF SMSgt) and Chiyoko Aschert.  Marie was born in Yokohama, Japan and is the eldest sibling of four children who grew up as Air Force brats traveling to many US states and overseas to Japan twice.  Marie met her husband, Ronald E. Clark, at the Yokota AB NCO Club in Fussa, Japan working as a busgirl. They married in August 1967 and had two sons.  Ron was also in the AF and later worked for Raytheon; both careers continued their family's travels in the US and abroad.  Marie and Ron retired in Aransas Pass, TX.
Marie had a fun-loving nature and a healthy no-nonsense attitude. She possessed a wicked sense of humor, laughed a lot, and loved to banter with her husband.  Marie was very social and always made fast friends, enjoyed bowling, playing board games and cards, doing puzzles and crossword, and was quite the Bridge and Mahjong player.  She was a fabulous cook, baker, knitter, and talented seamstress.  Marie was so loving that children and animals just adored her which says a lot about her maternal nature.  Most of all she was the best big sister one could have wished for--kind and protective, a wonderful loving daughter to her parents, a beloved wife, and an incredible, devoted mother to her two sons.  Marie will be deeply missed by her husband Ron, sons Dave Clark and Mike Clark (wife Jessica; daughter Nicole), and her three siblings Sandi Aschert (partner John; son Marcus), Frank Aschert (wife Sydney) and Rich Aschert (wife Andrea).
Tribute written by Sandi Aschert in loving memory of her big sister Marie who taught her how to tie her shoes, read, write in longhand, jump rope, hula hoop, roller skate, ride a bike, care for the family's menagerie of pets, and dance to Elvis Presley music.  May she Rest in Peace and eternal happiness, may she be forever young and free.  In honor of Marie please, listen to one of her favorite Elvis songs that will always remind me of her:  "Marie's the Name of His Latest Flame".

The Johnson High alumni will miss Marie very much.