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“I had a dream about Ms. Clark last night and somehow I knew she was gone. I've only confirmed that, now. Ms. Clark continues to change lives, though;...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Michael Chesser - Richardson, TX

“I hate that I found this out so late. I am so sad. You are the one - that special teacher in school that impacts so many students lives...for the...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Sheryl Weeks - TX

“I loved ms. Clark, I had her my Jr yr. She took me out of class to sit out side on the steps almost every day. She saw sadness in my writing, so she...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: katherine Breland rumley - boerne

“It's ironic that she died on Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. On Poe's birthday I mentioned Ms Clark and how she brought Poe's writing to life for me. But...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Rusty Barbee - Houston, TX

“You will always be in my heart Ms. Clark. You made and impact on my life and I will never forget you. Rest in Peace I hope we will meet again. ”
5 of 41 | Posted by: Kimberly Parker Addison - TX

“Miss Nora Clark was not only a great teacher but also a huge inspiration to me. She was one of the few who encouraged me to follow my dreams of...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: Nina Kelso-Saunders - Baytown, TX

“I knew Nora most of my life. We were neighbors at one time and I remember us going up in the hay barn and playing. Her Mom was so sweet and Nora took...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Corrine (Garrett) Page - TX

“What wonderful tributes from former students. Nora probably got her inspiration and teaching style from our Senior class English teacher at Winnsboro...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Rena McClue Taylor - Winnsboro, TX

“I so loved this great woman. The one thing that she taught me that is still with me today is to never believe what someone else states as fact. To...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Kit Rainwaater - Baytown, TX

“Such a great educator- I did not get the opportunity to be a student of hers but I worked with her at RSS - what a great loss - RIP Ms. Clark and my...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Tammy Smith - Baytown, TX

“She was one of my hardest teachers. We didn't get along at all the first year I had her. Then I ended up being in her Senior English class. I was so...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Neal - Baytown, TX

“Oh, Miss Clark. I am heartbroken. I dreaded your class for the first half of my freshman year. You straight up terrified me. In retrospect, you were...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Ivy L. Crawford-Jonker - Austin

“What an amazing teacher! She taught me my freshman year and I believe it was because of her that English became my favorite subject. She always...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Maklisha Murphy Smith - Baytown, TX

“Ms. Clark was more than a great teacher. She was quite an inspirational woman. Your presence in education and life will be greatly missed! ”
14 of 41 | Posted by: Amy McFarland - Baytown, TX

“I loved Ms. Clark! She taught me so much about symbolism in literature and opened up a whole new world for me. Looking back now as an adult, her...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Patti Coker Calma - Baytown, TX

“Ms.Clark was by far my favorite teacher in high school! RIP ”
16 of 41 | Posted by: Amanda - baytown, TX - student

“Ms. Clark was a wonderful person and a great teacher. She taught me so much in my year with her. She was a hard teacher, but she only wanted her...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Laura Bevel Stephens - Baytown, TX

“Mrs. Clark taught P.E to me. I remember her with love and affectation. I am sorry to hear of her passing. She was one of my favorite teachers and...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Ruth Cornelius - Baytown, TX

“This is such news. Ms. Clark taught me English many years ago, but I learned far more than Literature and grammar in her classroom. I can only hope...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Jamie Baccus Godsey - Baytown, TX

“Mrs. Clark, you were my favorite teacher at Sterling. You were tough but fair, with just the right amount of sarcasm and humor. I will never forget...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Dana Scott - Baytown, TX

“I was lucky to have Ms. Clark both my junior & senior year. My junior year I was probably her least liked student. She made me sit in the back corner...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Suzanne Abshier Varni

“She was a great person and a great English teacher! She will be dearly missed ”
22 of 41 | Posted by: Susana Gonzalez - Baytown, TX

“I was a student of Miss Clark's for the '81-'82 school year and at first was completely intimidated by her and her expectations. What I came to find...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Eva Marie (McGee) Evey - Tomball, TX

“Farewell to my favorite teacher at Sterling High. I liked her no-nonsense, fair, and straightforward approach. I would sometimes get to class a...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: John Dizon - Katy, TX

“I'm saddened by the loss of Ms. Clark. She was my absolute favorite teacher and greatest inspiration. She taught me that I'm much better than 'skid...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Sherry Morris-Farid - Houston, TX

“Words cannot express what Miss Clark did for me as young kid.. I am forever thankful for having been blessed with her as a teacher.. She will always...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Khristina Hanel - Houston, TX

“What can I say about my special friend since 1967? What a wonderful friend and confidant. She was so very motivating and caring. I love her and...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Norris Baumbach - Crosby, TX

“Ms. Clark (and Nora to those who dared) was a huge influence on so many of the students who passed through Ross S. Sterling. She was a dedicated...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Bryan Nethery - former student

“Ms. Clark was such an amazing woman. She was so tough and strong, but you could always tell she truly loved her students. In college, one of my...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Jayme Widner-Curry - Baytown, TX

“I'm so sorry to hear of Ms. Clark's passing. She was one of the toughest and loveliest teachers I ever had. She pushed me to be a better student, but...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Thomas - San Antonio, TX

“I am so very sorry that I never had the opportunity to tell that woman how much she deeply impacted my life. She was the best teacher anyone could...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Sue Thompson Clement - Baytown, TX

“She was a great teacher and often wondered what happened to her. My deepest sympathies to her family. ”
32 of 41 | Posted by: Scott - Deer Park, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Clark's passing. She was such a wonderful teacher and taught me that I was capable of a lot more than I ever realized....Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Mark Cowen - Cypress, TX

“MS. Clark.... Tough as nails and one of the best teachers I ever had. I don't think I ever came back to say thanks. Your class was the reason I got...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Michaelene Burch Morrison - TX

“To Ms. Clark's family: I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Clark was one of a kind - loved to see her students succeed (all the time), tougher than...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Kelly Hundsrucker Wilson - Spring, TX

“This woman taught me so much about life, and learning & sharing with others. As I worked on my teaching degree, she often came to mind & I count her...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Renee Hebert Adams - Conroe, TX

“Thanks for believing and keeping it real. Your teaching skills and character will forever be remembered. ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: David Glaize - Baytown, TX

“thank you for being an amazing english teacher ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: Kelly Benavides - baytown, TX

“miss clark you will be missed more than you know.I am so glad you had Sandy and her wonderful family to take care of you when you need them the most....Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Wanda Messer - Baytown, TX

“R.I.P. Nora, You have touched the lives of so many thur your Teaching and will always be remembered by so many for the Great Teacher you were. I'm...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Friend - Baytown, TX - Friend

“Nora Clark, teacher of many students, both young and old. An individual, who pushed and inspired only the best, from those she taught. A friend,...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Robin Herring - Conroe, TX


Elenora "Nora" Virginia Clark, age 72, of Baytown, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in a Webster, TX Hospital. She was born on July 29, 1941 in Meridian, MS to Lester Bert Clark, Sr., and Sula Mae Grace Clark. Nora was raised from an infant in Winnsboro, TX and was a long time English teacher in the area, retiring from Ross S. Sterling High School (Baytown, TX) after 39 years. She was known for teaching her students to be responsible for their own learning. She loved her 3 cats, teaching English, watching sports, doing crossword puzzles, and reading the Dictionary. Nora Clark was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Lenard Mack Clark. She is survived by her brother, Lester Bert Clark, Jr., her adopted family Sandra Yvonne Dennis, Patrick Henry Dennis, Jaime Evangeline Berotte, and Spenser Patrick Dennis; also 3 nieces. Her adopted family would like to send a special thank you to Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Encompass Home Health, St. James House, and Hospice Plus for their care in her time of need. There will be no funeral or memorial service per Nora's wishes.