10/12/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Clara Soter
Clara Marie Soter
(@. 1916 - 10 Oct 2007)
St. Vincent's High School
Newport News High School Class of February 1936
Friends and Schoolmates,
Sad news has come to us once more.
From the Daily Press - 10/12/07:
Clara M. Soter
NEWS - Clara M. Soter, Registered Dietitian, Registered Life Member of the
American Dietetic Association, passed away Oct. 10, 2007.
A native of Newport News, and daughter of Agnes E. and George N. Soter, Miss
Soter graduated from Newport News High School and James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, Va., where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. Upon
graduation, Miss Soter served an internship in dietetics at Norfolk General
Hospital. At the end of her internship, she accepted a position as a
Therapeutic Dietitian at Elizabeth Buxton Hospital, in Newport News, for one
year, after which she served for five years as the Director of Dietetics at
DePaul Hospital, in Norfolk, Va. Following her work at DePaul Hospital, Miss
Soter joined the United States Public Health Service, where she held
positions of increasing responsibility in Staten Island, N.Y.; Detroit,
Mich.; and San Francisco, Calif. In 1960, Miss Soter was appointed Director
of Dietetics at the United States Public Health Service Hospital, in
Norfolk, Va. In 1977, Miss Soter retired from the United States Public
Health Service, after 30 years of distinguished public service, for which
she received sustained recognition from the United States Public Health
Service headquarters, in Washington, D.C.
Miss Soter was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk,
where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of St. Jerome
Catholic Church, in Newport News. Miss Soter was a member of the local,
state, and national chapters of the American Dietetic Association; the
American Association of University of Women; and the Alpha Sigma Alpha
Miss Soter was honored by the following: 'Personalities of the South', 1974
edition-for recognition of Past Achievements and Outstanding Service in the
Community and States; 'The World Who's Who of Women', 3rd edition, 1976,
International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England and 'International
Registers of Profiles-World Edition', 1977, International Biographical
Center, Cambridge, England.
Miss Soter's hobbies included knitting, crocheting, weaving, needlepoint,
She was preceded in death by six brothers, two sisters and a sister-in-law.
Miss Soter is survived by her sister, Cynthia S. Horan of Newport News;
three sisters-in-law, Myra W. Soter and Virginia H. Soter, both of Newport
News, and Juanita C.S. Haskins of Williamsburg; a brother-in-law, Vernon R.
Peterson of Sun City, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at
Peninsula Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday
at St. Jerome Catholic Church officiated by Father Joseph B. Majewski.
Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jerome Catholic
Church, 116 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602, or to a favorite charity.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Daily Press on 10/12/2007.
sympathies are extended to Miss Soter's family and their friends at this time.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/12/07 -
"Re: Clara Soter":
The obit did not provide Clara Soter's age or DOB,
but she appeared in the 1930 census at age 14 ... born ca. 1916. SO she lived to
the ripe old age of 91 or so.
Her family lived at 210 - 44th St. Her mother and father were born in Germany
and immigrated in 1899.
As public school extended only 11 years in those days, I calculate that she
graduated from NNHS in 1933-1934. A quick review of the Hilton Library's Anchor
collection should tell us the answer.
Thank you so much, David. You are
a super sleuth indeed.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/14/07 -
|Clara Marie Soter
graduated in February 1936. Here is her entry from The Anchor:
Oh, my! How beautiful she was!
Thank you so much for your extraordinary diligence in finding this for us,
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll
Love to all, Carol
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Love Is This?
What wondrous love is this, O my
soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.
When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down beneath God痴 righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb Who is the great 'I Am';
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;
While millions join the theme, I will sing.
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing on, I値l sing on;
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing on.
And when from death I知 free, I値l sing and joyful be;
And through eternity, I値l sing on, I値l sing on;
And through eternity, I値l sing on.
Wondrous Love Is This?"
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