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All in the Family: Marion DeVinney Shares Her Family’s Connection to Clark

When Marion DeVinney decided to move to a senior living community, the choice was simple. She had generations of family who lived at Clark before her. The same reasons that drew her ancestors here years ago, made Clark the perfect place for Marion to enjoy her golden years.

Marion has fond memories visiting her grandma Florence at Clark and remembers how different the layout was back then, along with the underground tunnels that use to connect to various parts of the building. Marion’s family were not the only ties she had to Clark, her late husband Dick was part of the United Methodist Clergy, along with his father and grandfather who also resided at Clark. Dick had other family members including his brother-in-law and several aunts and uncles who had a strong connection to the United Methodist Church and called Clark their home.

Marion DeVinney family members

After Dick passed away, Marion decided to join the waiting list for a Clark town home. It was two and half years before she received a call that Clark was renovating the “Big House” and building new luxury apartments. Before reconstruction had started, Marion committed to moving into a new Clark town home, just from looking at the floorplans.

When Marion settled into Clark, she found herself surrounded by friends who live and volunteer at Clark. She has enjoyed participating in the variety of programs and activities at Clark. After having her own art gallery in Glen Arbor, Marion is active on the arts council and is an artist herself.

For over 30 years, Marion has been giving back to Clark. Marion is a dedicated supporter of the Benevolent Care fund. She has a family member that benefited from the fund and is happy to give back to ensure that residents always have a home at Clark. Marion is proud that Clark lives up to its legacy. When Marion’s children come to visit her, they often mention that they would like to live in her apartment someday. She reminds them that it does not work that way, they need to get on the waiting list and their family legacy at Clark will continue.

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