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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news has come to us once more.


From the Daily Press - 10/12/07:

                    Clara M. Soter

 

NEWPORT 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 Sorority.

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, and traveling.
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.
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      Our sincerest 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 Soter":

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, David.

 
 
 


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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