BYCHOK, Clarlyn Hamilton 91, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. She was born May 13, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, oldest child of Katherine Collins and Duane Whaley Hamilton. Clarlyn graduated from El Paso High School and attended Texas College of Mines (UTEP) and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She graduated from SMU in 1946 with a degree in Psychology. Following graduation, Clarlyn was employed by Atlantic Refining Company and moved to Midland, Texas where she met her future husband, Victor Bychok. They married November 6, 1954, in her family home and lived in Corpus Christi and then Houston. In 1958 they moved to Cochabamba, Bolivia for a year. Their next assignment was in Tripoli, Libya followed by a brief stay in Valetta, Malta. In 1961 they were assigned to Melbourne, Australia for three years. It was here their daughter Victoria was born. In January 1965 Atlantic transferred them to London, England where they lived in Wimbledon, Surrey, and Kingston-on-Thames for six years. Clarlyn and her family returned to the USA in 1971 and lived in Riverside, CT for a year and were then sent to Los Angeles. They lived in La Canada, CA and joined the Presbyterian Church where Clarlyn served as a deacon. The family transferred to Dallas, Texas in 1981 and joined Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Clarlyn was a member of the SMU Alumni and a longtime member of Zeta Tau Alpha, having received the White Violet Award in 1993 as a fifty-year member. She volunteered at North Dallas Shared Ministries, helped serve hot meals to the homeless at the Stewpot, taped recordings for the blind, served as a tour docent and demonstrated Open Hearth Cooking at Old City Park, helped with Bingo Games at Grace Presbyterian Village, and was a member of the Sarah Maples chapter of D.A.R. Clarlyn was predeceased by her husband Victor, parents Katherine and Duane Hamilton, and sister Duanette Wilshusen. She is survived by her dear daughter Victoria Ann Bychok Seitz and children David Victor, Katherine Ruth, Elizabeth Sara-Marie, and Timothy Edward Seitz. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Texas, Colorado, and New Hampshire. A memorial service will be held at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 14, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bychok Endowed Fund Children's Medical Center Foundation, 2777 N. Stemmons #700, Dallas, TX 75207.
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