Barbara Gilot Clark, 68, of Palmetto Bay, Florida, passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 8, 2021.
Barbara was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 15, 1953.
She graduated from Miami Springs Senior High School in 1971. She was a talented athlete and student.
Barbara married Wayne H. Clark on February 26, 1977. They were married 36 years until his death in 2013.
Barbara worked as a stewardess for National, Pan Am and Delta Airlines. She was promoted to the rank of purser and received many commendations for her achievements. She traveled extensively and enjoyed skiing, boating and many other outdoor activities.
An ardent animal lover, Barbara was active with several pet rescue groups and the ASPCA. Diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in 1991, Barbara became an enthusiastic supporter of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The organization provides guide dogs and training for the visually impaired.
Barbara’s fun-loving personality and flair for storytelling are legendary among her family and friends. She loved to make people laugh and was always there to offer a kind word, encouragement and support.
Barbara is survived by her sisters, Dorothy M. Sowards and Donna Gilot Scherlacher, step-daughter Kim Clark Stovall, her nieces and nephews as well as many family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Barbara is preceded in death by her mother Dorothy R. Gilot and her brother Richard D. Burns.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am on June 19, 2021, at Stanfill Funeral Home, 10545 S. Dixie Highway, Miami. A small reception will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., 4210 77th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221 or visit guidedogs.org.
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