Patrice Clark was born and raised in Bellingham. In 1961 she and her family moved to the southside of what is commonly referred to as Clark’s Point. She attended school in Seattle and later in San Francisco, before returning to her hometown in 1985, and has lived on Clark’s Point since 1990. Patrice worked in the nursing and mental health fields before becoming a stay-at-home mother while her children were growing up. She has become increasingly more passionate about birds, wild spaces, and native plants.
This book is a personal account of Patrice’s father’s experiences throughout his life in the 20th century. She used her father’s memoirs to complete it which was both challenging and fulfilling in so many ways. She has continued to learn and is open to new adventures including photography, beginning to play the ukulele with her 99-year-old-friend, and exploring more of our country’s national parks.
In 1990, Patrice worked with Board member Rand Jack from the Whatcom Land Trust and her family to create a conservation easement to protect Clark’s Point from further development. Since that time, the easement has been strengthened, and a homeowners association and covenants, conditions, and restrictions have been created to even further protect the special place that is Clark’s Point.