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Cicely, daughter to Fred and Dorothy King and sister to Rosalie Courter & Patricia Bernofsky, was born and raised on Long Island, New York. In 1953 she married Jim Wright and moved to Nevada where daughter Kerin was born.

For many years Jim and Cicely had a small combo at the Hawthorne Club where he played saxophone and she sang. Music remained a very important part of her life, sometimes singing and playing the piano, other times listening to her favorite operas and musicals.

In 1964 Cicely and her daughter moved to California where she met her husband Delbert Clark. They were married in 1970 and in 1982 he passed away. Working through retirement she chose to be home with her grandchildren where she instilled in them her love of manners, gardening, and classical music.

In 2003 she moved to Stevenson House in Palo Alto where she made many friends and was very active in the community there. She could sometimes be seen walking her cat Tiger on a leash around the neighborhood or tending to the many plants she kept on her patio or others in the complex.

She was a remarkable woman who left an impact on all who knew her. She will be missed dearly.
Posted by Vlasta Diamant on March 25, 2021
I joined Stevenson House just a year after Cis. She attended parties celebrating my students' artwork and was interested in activities I lead for the first three years at SH. What's more, she read my animal book "This really happened" and I interviewed her on it in our SH courtyard. I appreciated her insightful comments and her emotional reaction to the stories. The video is posted on YouTube. Our ordinary contact was when passing on the stairs and her good-wishes cards in my mail box. I still have her latest X-max "Believe" card displayed; I can't believe I won't see her any more. I'm grateful for our genuine interaction, our love in common of Stevenson House and animals. She was a good soul, and she must be in a good place, where she is now.
 

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Posted by Vlasta Diamant on March 25, 2021
I joined Stevenson House just a year after Cis. She attended parties celebrating my students' artwork and was interested in activities I lead for the first three years at SH. What's more, she read my animal book "This really happened" and I interviewed her on it in our SH courtyard. I appreciated her insightful comments and her emotional reaction to the stories. The video is posted on YouTube. Our ordinary contact was when passing on the stairs and her good-wishes cards in my mail box. I still have her latest X-max "Believe" card displayed; I can't believe I won't see her any more. I'm grateful for our genuine interaction, our love in common of Stevenson House and animals. She was a good soul, and she must be in a good place, where she is now.
 
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Shared by Bhuvan Ramki on March 26, 2021
  1. Cis has been a nice person to me  for the last 7 yrs ... esp. our chats since COVID began ... She would wait for me when I returned from my walk in the park ...she would wave to me when I was at the bridge ...We would chat for a long time about the plants ,humming birds & the beautiful sky .. She walks with me now as she promised she would when the weather got warmer ... I miss her pretty face & intelligent,loving chats at the corner ..,