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Margaret M. Clark
12/02/1936 — 05/19/2021
From Kennewick, Washington | Born in Dover, New Hampshire
Margaret M. Clark
Margaret May Clark (Davis) originally of Dover New Hampshire died peacefully in her sleep on May 19, 2021 at her home in Kennewick Washington. Peggy was born December 2, 1936 to Edgar Davis and Ida May Stone. She was the oldest of three children. She attended St. Mary’s Academy and held a lifelong admiration for the Sisters of Mercy nuns that taught there. From an early age she had two passions, sports and singing.
At the age of 18 she left Dover on a bus for New York City to pursue a career in music. Though it was the dawn of Rock and Roll Peggy Davis was a Jazz loving girl. She auditioned and toured the US with the Tommy Dorsey Band, under Warren Covington. She would share many great stories about her life in NYC and with the band, including once throwing snowballs at Elvis. In time Peggy was drawn back to the Seacoast, singing in nightclubs between Boston and Dover. It was while singing that she met the man that would become her husband, Robert Clark. They were married September 21, 1968. Together they raised their two daughters.
Peggy goes on to join her husband Bob, her sister Carol Ayers and her best friend Mary Makem. Peggy leaves behind her two daughters and their spouses, Lisa and Joachim Howard of Wells ME and Susan and Andrew McLain of Kennewick WA. Grandchildren: Matthew Mason, Jacob, Margaret, Robert and Cameron McLain. Peggy may have stopped preforming in clubs but she never stopped singing. She instilled in her daughters a love for music. No matter where she was her fingers were always tapping out the melodies in her head. Mum enjoyed life. She was a crack card player and loved to follow college sports. She enjoyed hanging out with her friends but was at her happiest when surrounded by her two girls and family. She left us far too soon and not when she would have chosen but she left the way we all would hope, at home, with family, peacefully in her sleep. Give Dad a hug from us and keep on singing Momma.
A Celebration of Life reception will be held August 7th in New England. Details to follow.
Loved Peg. One beautiful memory is her singing “Let It Be” (Beatles) for a Mother’s Day mass at St Joe’s Church in Dover. Lots of people crying as her voice soared in the church and into our hearts. She loved her family so much, and her love for friends was boundless. Take care.
We will all miss her here at the Vintage. RIP Peg.
Sorry for your loss. She was a great gal and will be greatlymissed.
I’m going to miss you old friend.
Susan and Lisa,
Sending hugs and our most sincere condolences.
~ Love, Uncle Cliff and Coleen.
When I saw the obituary name, I thought of my mother whose name was Margaret Clark also, didn’t know if you knew that or not, I will always miss your mom, she was a great friend and we had some wonderful and fun times together. Sing with the angels Peg. Will see you girls in August. Take care!
Miss Peg! Oh how o loved listening to your stories! You were a Brave and amazing woman. A Strong and independent woman when an independent woman wasn’t even a thug! Thank you for opening doors for the women that followed you. Thank you for raising your girl to be the amazing mom and friend that I now have in my life. Hats off to you lady! I hope you are dancing and singing with all your old friends up in heaven and that your husband was waiting for you with loving arms wide open!
Such a special lady. Treated me like her own. I will miss her texts to check on me and her Facebook commentary. Until we meet again Peg❤️
Oh mom, I truly don’t know how you can be gone. I miss you, I love you. Don’t worry, Lisa and I have each other.
She had a way of making each of us feel as though we were the most important person in the room and now I know why. Mrs. C was a bright shining light and I am really thankful that she and I had been able to chat via Facebook several times over the past few years. Thank you for being a bright light.
So many fond memories of live lessons during 4th period lunch.
Im so sorry for your loss Peg is loving caring person I truly miss her