Jacqueline Clark 1941-2017 Jacqueline "Jackie" Clark, a forerunner in computer technology, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 of cancer. She was 76. Born February 23, 1941, Jackie was the eldest of three children and the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship. Jackie attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She pursued a highly successful career, making important contributions to both the mathematical analysis of geophysical problems and computer technology. A talented soprano, she earned a degree in voice and music theory from the New England Conservatory in 1972. She was also a gourmet chef and an avid reader. Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Luther and Lena Ross Clark, her siblings Betty Jo and Graydon, her former sister-in-law Grace Watters, and her lifelong companion and former spouse Anne Simpson. Survivors include her former sisters-in-law Marjorie Manuel and Ruth Woodcock, and nine nieces and nephews and their spouses. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 19 April, at 11:00 a.m. at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home (713 667 6505). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Houston Hospice.
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