Don and Larrie Ann Clark met at Washington State College (WSC) while Don was attending Veterinary School. Larrie Ann grew up in Eatonville and lived in Regents Hall where she fell in love with WSC (and Don). She graduated in 1956 with her degree in Home Economics and Education, and went on to teach at Toutle Lake High School.
Don grew up in Winlock and attended Willamette College before coming to Pullman. He graduated in 1957 with his DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State College and began his practice in Longview. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Snohomish, where they were very active members of the Methodist Church for over 55 years. Upon Don's death, the church named their fellowship hall the Don and Larrie Ann Clark Fellowship Hall in dedication to their faithful service to the church and the community.
The couple had six children (Larry, Cathy, Christy, Wayne, Doug and Kevin), four of whom are proud graduates of Washington State University.
The Clark Family Scholarship will support a third year DVM student who has shown excellent academic achievement but who, more importantly, through their actions since entering the veterinary program, have proven themselves to be excellent public servants. For example, someone who has demonstrated significant service to their church, a civic organization, or a cause that would benefit others.