Lois Fuchs Clark
Lois Fuchs Clark, 75, passed away on November 10, 2012, at her home after a two-year battle with mucosal melanoma. She fought this hideous and rare disease with grace and determination.
Born on New Hopes Farm in Denton, Md., Lois was the second of 12 children born to John A. Fuchs and Frieda Schmick Fuchs. A 1955 graduate of Caroline High School, Lois earned her BA degree in history and education at Washington College in Chestertown, Md, from which she graduated with honors in 1959.
She married James T. Clark and they made their home in Talbot County until moving to Gloucester in 1972, where Jim managed a herd of purebred Charolais cattle. They moved to Urbanna in 1979 to raise Charolais cattle on their own farm. Lois and Jim returned to Denton, Md., in 1998 to retire and be near family. All of her life, she had the good fortune to live on a farm.
Lois taught grades 7-9 in Centreville for a year. She also did substitute teaching in Maryland and later in Virgniia. For 20 years, while living in Virginia, Lois worked for Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York, now known as AXA Equitable, selling life insurance and assisting clients with investments and retirement planning.
Lois was a 4-H member, an All-Star, and a member of the Lodge of a Thousand and given the name Kuwanlelenta which, when translated from the Hopi language, means to make beautiful surroundings.
Known to her family and friends as an avid cook and baker, Lois often baked for 4-H and church fundraising activities and events. She won numerous ribbons and awards at local and state fairs. She won two stoves and cash prizes for her winning recipes developed and prepared for the Delmarva Chicken Festival.
Her other interests included tending her vegetable and perennial gardens and reading. Lois enjoyed every opportunity to watch her grandsons participating in sporting events whether in the backyard or for their school teams. She proudly watched her grandsons show their livestock at local fairs and in state and regional competitions.
As a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova, Md., Lois served as a lector reading scripture for worship service, a teller, and as a member of several special committees. She was an active participant in the bi-monthly Bible study group.
Lois is survived by her son, David and his wife Sharon of Denton, Md; her daughter, Carolyn Gleason and her husband James of Washington, D.C.; her grandsons Benjamin Clark of Denton and August Gleason of Washington, D.C.; and a step-granddaughter. Rebecca Robbins of Denton; 11 siblings, Barbara Wright of Seaford, Del., Naomi Buckalew, Henry Fuchs and his wife Rose Marie, Joanne Smith and her husband Hugh, Rebecca Loukides and her husband Nicholas and Phillip Fuchs, all of Denton, Ernest Fuchs and his wife Adele of Easton, Louis Fuchs and his wife Joan of Harrington, Del., Ellen Mulder and her husband C. Steve of Cordova, Mark Fuchs and his wife Lynn of Ridgely, and Gary Fuchs and his wife Cathie of Austin, Texas; her brother-in law, John Clark of Greensboro; her sister-in-law, Peggy Hubbard and her husband Bill of Denton; her brother-in-law; Hans Schwarten of Cordova; and her 41 Fuchs and 21 Clark family nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews who gave her much love and support.
Her parents, her husband Jim, her grandson Chad Clark, and nephews Brian Fuchs and Berton Fuchs preceded Lois in death.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12095 Blades Road, Cordova, Md. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second Street, Denton.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 368, Cordova, MD 21625; Washington College Scholarship Fund, 300 Washington Ave. Chestertown, MD 21620; Caroline County Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629; or Susan Fazio Foundation for Melanoma Research, 685 Misty Hollow Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002. For online condolences, please go to http://www.moorefuneralhomepa.com.