About Jane Averell Hyde Clarke
Jane Averell Hyde Clarke Coulson
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jane Averell Hyde Clarke Coulson died Feb. 15, 2004, in Wilmington, Del., after a short illness.
She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Cooperstown, a daughter of Emily Ryerson Clarke Cooke and George Hyde Clarke of Hyde Hall, Cooperstown.
Jane graduated from Fox Hollow School in 1937 and from Smith College in 1941. She was a member of the American Red Cross Overseas Service from 1943-45.
She married Lt. Commander George Tyler Coulson in Australia in 1944.
She was active in the Colonial Dames in the State of Delaware; a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Christ Church, Cooperstown; and a past member of the Boards of Trustees of LEAF, the Catskill Symphony, and Leatherstocking Theatre. She was also a life member of the M.I. Bassett Hospital Auxiliary and of the Friends of Hyde Hall.
An ardent tennis player and an enthusiastic golfer and skier, she was a member of the Cooperstown Country Club and the Otsego Golf Club.
Jane is survived by her son, Joseph R. Coulson, and his wife, Carrie (Zontine) Coulson; two grandchildren, Sammy and Lucy Coulson; a brother, Arthur R. Clarke of Cooperstown; two sisters, Anne Clarke Logan of Cooperstown and Emily Ryerson Machado of Miami, Fla.; and a half-brother, Thomas Hyde Clarke of Springfield Center.
She was predeceased by three sons.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at St. Mary's Church in Springfield Center.
Contributions may be made in Jane's memory to St. Mary's Church, Springfield Center, NY 13468, or to the American Red Cross, 620 East Main St., Endicott, NY 13760.
Jane Averell Hyde Clarke's Timeline
October 23, 1919
New York, USA
February 15, 2004