A century in time

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 09:56 AM.

She returned to college, balancing studies with the work of raising her girls.

Beulah went on to teach Special Education in Gulf County, the first special education teacher in the history of the county’s public schools. She devoted her life to her faith, studying the Bible daily and teaching other women in Sunday School.

She was known for her helping hands to the needy.

As a daughter wrote in her book of memories, “She is a woman of strength and dignity, and has no fear of old age. When she speaks her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says. She prays faithfully for her children’s families; she does not interfere or give advice.

“Charm is deceptive and beauty doesn’t last, but a woman who reverences and fears God shall be greatly praised. Praise her for the many fine things she does. These good deeds of her shall bring her honor and recognition.”

Much of that honor and recognition can be found in that tribute book, the dedication of which spells out the impact that Beulah Clark had on her family and the community around her.

Vacation trips, passings and births, family photos, remembrances of the day her husband graduated college, details about a daughter’s contraction of and return to good health from polio, the highlights of a hog kill, anniversaries, memories of summer, weddings and reunions abound in the book.

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