Edwina Antonia Clark passed away on April 29, 2022. Known to all as Tonia, she brought joy, love and encouragement to all she met and knew.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bob Clark who was the love of her life. Married for 59 years, they shared a love that endured time. Their devotion to each other was obvious to all who knew them and was a testament to the many years they were married. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Anthony Joseph (“Joe”) Skubi and his wife Marion; nephews: Anthony Joseph (“Tony”) Skubi (Amy); Barton Kazimer (“Bart”) Skubi (Kristin); Kelly Clark; and a host of friends.
Tonia grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and after marrying Bob, they moved to Houston where Tonia worked as an HISD elementary school teacher for 30 years.
Tonia’s Santa Fe roots led to her love of the Southwest and the region’s arts and whose interests she passed on to Bob. Both looked forward to searching for exemplary decorative items and artwork. They especially enjoyed the “discovery” of new artists and adding these works to their collection.
Tonia reflected elegance not only in her personal style but also in her manner of relating to others. Everyone she met felt appreciated by her interest in their lives and concern for their well-being. She was able to look into the hearts of those she loved and offer her emotional support and encouragement in their times of success and distress. Tonia and Bob loved to entertain friends in their home. Neither knew a stranger and all who came into their lives became treasured friends.
Tonia devoted much of her time and talents to various groups revolving around genealogy, gardening and the arts. She was a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution (Samuel Sorrell Chapter); the National Society United States Daughter of 1812 (Capt. James Asbury Tait Chapter #89); the National Society of New England Women (Deacon John Tenney Colony); the Huguenot Society of Texas; the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; the Nation Society Colonial Dames XVII Century; and the National Society Daughters of America Colonists (LaSalle Chapter).
The family would like to thank Houston Hospice along with caregivers Alesia Brown and Linda Coats for their dedication and support.
Donations in Tonia’s name may be made to The John Fairey Garden, 20559 FM 359 Road, Hempstead TX 77445. https://jfgarden.org/support/; and Bayou Bend or Rienzi at Box 6826, Houston TX 77265.
Friends will be notified of a gathering later this month.