Barbara Lynn Clark, a longtime employee with NAU, died Aug. 27, 2012, at The Peaks Senior Living Community while under the care of Hospice Compassus and The Peaks skilled nursing staff. She was 61.

Mrs. Clark was born Aug. 21, 1951, in Savannah, Ga., to Benjamin and Jacqueline Barker. Much of her childhood was spent in Montgomery, Ala., where she attended high school and was a graduate of Auburn University, earning a degree in biology. While attending Auburn, she met and married her husband of 38 years, Robert Owen Clark.

Following Mr. Clark’s retirement from the Air Force, the couple moved to Flagstaff in 1989 to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of northern Arizona. Having earned a second degree in computer science, Mrs. Clark began working for Northern Arizona University’s Information Technology Services in 1989 as a senior systems programmer until her retirement in 2009. She continued working part-time for NAU’s School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability until January 2012.

Her many accomplishments and her love and caring for family and friends will serve as the cornerstone of her remembrance.

Services are being held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 31, at the Norvel Owens Mortuary, 914 E. Route 66, in Flagstaff. She will be laid to rest at the Citizen’s Cemetery in Flagstaff following funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice Compassus. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com.