Sara Anne Clark, 48, of Golden died Nov. 4, 2013, of cancer.
She was born Feb. 15, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to William F. “Woody” and Annette Shure.
She attended grade school in Fort Wayne, graduated from McAllen High School in McAllen, Texas, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
After the death of her brother, she moved to Naples, Fla., where she met her husband.
While in Florida she obtained her degree in nursing.
The Clarks then moved west, settling in Colorado, where Mrs. Clark started working as a critical care nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver in 1996.
After obtaining a master’s degree in nursing from Regis University, she became the critical care educator at the VA hospital.
Family and friends said Mrs. Clark had many accomplishments and accolades, but it was her work with veterans, nurses, doctors and staff that inspired and defined her life.
They said she leaves “a legacy of boundless laughter, strength, dedication and compassion.”
Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her father and her brother, John Christopher Shure.
Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Clark, and her mother, Annette Shure of Nathrop.
Her memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 2013, at the VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont St., Denver.
Her body has been donated to science and will be cremated.
Arrangements were with Science Care in Denver.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Denver Fisher House Foundation, 14001 E. Iliff Ave., Suite 210, Aurora, CO 80014 or denverfisherhouse.org.