Dolores Clark (left), shown with Kay Ek (center) and Marian Corkill of WOOMB (right) enjoyed learning how to make a flower necklace while visiting Australia.
Faithful Billings Trainer, Dolores Clark, Passes Away at 88
We recently received the sad and surprising news that longtime Billings trainer and former BOMA-USA Education Chair, Dolores Clark, died on January 11, 2019, at the age of 88.
As a retired nursing professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX, Dolores helped write BOMA’s training materials. She graciously hosted BOMA meetings in her home where Billings leadership from around the country would gather to collaborate
Dolores was generous with her time, talent and treasure. She would personally pay for her transportation and hotel expenses for the many trainings she was a part of. This included trips to Australia for international conferences. At those conferences, she had the opportunity to meet with Drs. John and Lyn Billings and Dr. James Brown. As a former Creighton Model practitioner, Dolores was amazed with the science and simplicity of The Billings Method™ and worked tirelessly to ensure we were giving accurate information to new teachers.
Her daughter, Mary Clark Robinson, Ph.D., R.N., of Fort Worth, TX, said Dolores moved to memory care in September of 2018. “It was a struggle because she did not like being there. On her 88th birthday (January 2) she suffered a major stroke. She was placed in hospice care at that point.”
Mary said, “Teaching NFP was one of her greatest sources of pride and joy, and an opportunity to live her faith and profession!” She continued, “She loved children. Having a role in helping to bring more children into the world, as a nurse practitioner, and helping fertile and infertile couples achieve pregnancy was her vocation for sure!”
If you were part of a training with Dolores, you will no doubt remember her exhortation, “Have another baby!”
When notified of her passing, Marian Corkill of WOOMB wrote, “She was a very special lady. I was only thinking of her, yet again, yesterday.”
In the early part of 2000, when it became evident that Billings teachers in the United States were not current with the latest information from WOOMB, Marian said, “She made a huge contribution to the updating of Billings teachers in the USA at a time when it was not easy to stand up as she did.” Marian went on to write via email that she and her husband have very special memories of their time with Dolores and Jim Clark and their very generous hospitality. “We remember happy times spent with them in Dallas as well as the amazing road trips, both in the USA and Australia. We are grateful for these memories and their friendship. May she now be at peace with her Creator.”
So, it is with grateful hearts that we extend our prayers asking God to grant Dolores eternal happiness for all she did for us by always defending the truth of The Billings Method™.
BOMA-USA provides education and training for The Billings Ovulation Method® which is a natural method of fertility management that teaches you to recognize the body's natural signs of fertility.
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