Lella W. Clark, 93, homemaker, pianist

October 30, 2002

Lella W. Clark, a homemaker and pianist, died of pneumonia Thursday at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 93.

Lella White was born and raised in Salisbury, and earned a bachelor's degree in 1930 from what is now Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. She later studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory.

Her marriage to L. Wilson Davis Sr. ended in divorce. In 1968, she married John H. Clark, an Exxon Oil Co. official, who died in 1984.

Formerly a longtime resident of Boxhill Lane in North Baltimore, she was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Women's Eastern Shore Society, Woman's Club of Roland Park and Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services were held Monday in Salisbury.

She is survived by a son, L. Wilson Davis Jr. of Pasadena; a daughter, Lella Lee D. Edwards of Lancaster, Va.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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