After a caring and giving life Janice Clark, 83 passed away Friday December 29, 2017 at Upstate University Hospital with her family to be with her lord.
Born in Scriba, NY Janice was the youngest child of Bayard and Lucille Holliday Harmon. Her schooling started in a two-room schoolhouse at Scriba, then Fitzhugh Park and graduation from Oswego High School in 1952. She worked as Parish Secretary for the Rev. John Scarlet at Christ Episcopal Church for three years. She married James T. Walton in 1956 who was killed in 1962. Her second marriage ended in divorce in 1984.
Janice was an avid bowler and loving children; she formed the Junior Bowling Programs in Mexico where she coached three boys leagues for over 14 years. She was instrumental in forming the Salmon River Junior Bowling Association for Youth. Janice was a charter member of the New York State Women’s 600 Bowling Club. Janice also loved golf. She worked for the Oswego County BOCES for twenty-eight years as a principal accountant clerk and treasurer retiring in 1997.
Janice was a member of the Mexico Academy and Central School Board for thirty-one years serving as President and Vice
President. She served on many committees and attended many NYS and national school board conventions bringing back valuable information to share with her fellow members. She was responsible for keeping the MACS Alumni Hall of Famer current of which she and her mother are both members. Janice helped in forming the MACS Athletic Hall of Fame and compiling the board members plaque since the founding of the Mexico school in the 1800s, which can be found hanging in the boardroom at the district office. She also researched yearbooks and found pictures of previous board members, which can also be seen hanging in the boardroom at the district office. Her love for her students continued making sure they received the best education possible. Her most favorite past time was going to all school functions including sports, music, plays etc.; anything involving students. You could hear her rooting them on with "Go Tigers!" Janice was also a member of the Oswego County BOCES Board for nine years two years as Vice President. She also found time to volunteer at the Care & Share Shop, which supports the Mexico Food Pantry. Janice, for many years volunteered her time working at the Mexico Field Days and marched with the Mexico Alumni Band for ten years. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church Serving on the Vestry as treasurer, President of the Altar Guild and a Lay Eucharist Minister, taking the Holy Eucharist to the sick.
Janice was predeceased by her Parents her Brothers Bayard Harmon Junior, Carlyle"Nub" Harmon and two grandchildren, Tiffani and Jamie Clark.
She loved her sons, Grandsons and Great-Grandsons. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Kelly) Walton Pulaski, NY, Douglas (Jill) Walton Leesburg, VA and Brian (Lisa) Clark Mexico, NY; her Grandsons Christopher (Michelle), Great-Grandsons Zachary & Ian Walton of Virginia Beach, VA, James (Amber) Walton Mexico, NY and Michael W. Walton Mexico, NY. She is also survived by a nephew Tim Harmon (Steve), a Niece Judy (Michael) Huff and two Great-Nieces Laural and Rachel Huff, several cousins, many friends and all her students of MACS.
Friends can pay their respects on Friday January 5 from 4-7 at the Harter Funeral Home Mexico, NY. A service to celebrate her life will be 11 AM Saturday January 6 from the Grace Episcopal Church Mexico, NY. The Rev. Holly Eden will be officiating. Spring Burial will be in Mexico Village Cemetery.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to Mexico Dollars for Scholars P.O. Box 971, Mexico NY 13114, the Mexico Food Pantry P.O. box Mexico, NY 13114 or the Mexico Alumni foundation.
Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home Mexico, NY.