Honoring a wife and life dedicated to family

Dale Clark says his wife Evelyn never let anything get in the way of her family and spending time with her three daughters and her husband.

“Her family was her principal focus,” said Dale, who moved into Westminster at Lake Ridge in 2007.

Evelyn died at the age of 85 in June of 2021. Dale chose to donate a $100,000 gift in memory of Evelyn to enrich life at Westminster at Lake Ridge. Philanthropic support can help in many ways in our community, whether it is improving community spaces or expanding services like memory support, gifts enhance life at Westminster at Lake Ridge.

In recognition of this gift, Westminster at Lake Ridge will create a beautiful spot with flowers and other landscaping because Evelyn was fond of flowers and spending time outside with those she loved.

“The goal is to set up some place where families can meet and talk while they’re here on the campus,” Dale said. “I think she would like it very much and if the flowers are blooming, I’ll know she’s smiling.”

Both Dale and Evelyn were very involved in the Westminster at Lake Ridge community.

Dale served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation for six years and currently serves as Director on the Board of Directors of Ingleside and Westminster at Lake Ridge. He has served on the Ingleside Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee since 2008.

Evelyn had a passion for the library and music. She was a chair of the library in the community for a while and later co-chair. Evelyn and Dale were both in choral groups sharing their love of music.

“She was a lovely alto and had a beautiful smile,” Dale said.