Jo Anne Boundy Clark, age 84, died at home on September 14th, 2023. She was a graduate of Kemmerer High School in Kemmerer Wy. She attended the University of Wyoming where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Home Economics. At University she met Julian Clark whom she married on July 18th, 1959 celebrating 64 years this year.
They lived in Denver where Jo Anne taught Home Economics until her career permanently ended with the births of Alison, Keri, Janelle, and Julian Cather all two years apart. As a stay-at-home Mom she used her skills as a seamstress to design custom clothing, provided in home child care, and custom catered lunches at various dog shows where her bread was renowned by the judges. She also spun her own wool and visited the children’s classrooms where she demonstrated spinning and the cap she crocheted out of dog hair.
When her father, William Boundy, moved to Denver, he eventually purchased a Rock Shop in Golden- Eggers Lapidary. While caring for her father, Jo Anne found she was interested in minerals and had an aptitude for silver smithing and jewelry design. After her father’s death she and Julian ran the rock shop for over 20 years. She knew her customers well, their children’s names and their joys and concerns. Eggers Lapidary was a destination for many rock hounds- even a rock shop in Poland knew of Eggers Lapidary.
She retired in 2015 where she enjoyed gardening and watching her nine grandchildren grow up. With the onset of dementia, life became more challenging, but she faced that with courage, humor, and strength.
She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Nettie Boundy and her granddaughter Carolyn Roberts. She is survived by her husband Julian, her daughters, Alison Clark-Hardesty, Keri Roberts, and Janelle Christensen, her son, Julian Cather Clark as well as her siblings Kathy Landon and Dean Boundy. Her grandchildren Emily Christensen, Jack Christensen, Kaylie Clark, Chance Clark, Chaise Clark, Trey Biernat, Jordan Rothbauer, William Roberts and Carolyn Roberts were each much loved. Her great granddaughter Lily Carolyn Roberts was born in May and pictures of Lily always brought smiles. She will be missed by her cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews, daughter and sons in laws, the fiancé and wives of her grandchildren and a multitude of friends.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts of those who loved her. Services will be held on September 23rd at Northglenn United Church of Christ on Grant Drive in Northglenn. Services will begin at 11:00 AM and will be followed by lunch. For those wishing to join via Zoom, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to viacolorado.org/give/ the organization transporting seniors.