Ruth Pauline Clark
1930 — 2021
Ruth (Paula) Clark passed into eternity on September 3, 2021 just eight days before her 91st birthday in her home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was known as either Paula or Polly by her friends and family. She was born September 11, 1930 in Bozeman, Montana to Henry and MaryAnn Buffington, one of seven children. Her parents separated eventually and Paula lived with her mother, eventually moving to Arkansas. When she was 16, Paula left Arkansas and returned to Bozeman, Montana. She worked at the Baxter Hotel as a waitress, and met and married Gene Clark in 1951. They soon moved to California where they lived in both Hawthorne and Santa Ana for most of their lives. Late in life, they moved to...