Monday, October 3, 2011

Never Forget the Fight

This is Ann's sister writing. With a heavy heart I must tell you the blogs have come to an end. On October 3, 2011, Ann Clarke Dollard was called by God at the age of 47, following a truly courageous and lengthy battle with breast cancer. I hope that through these posts you have gotten to know and love Ann the way I do. A true inspiration, through the end she showed remarkable strength and maintained a sense of humor. Well known for her big ideas and unconventional wit, Ann was a true gift to all who were lucky enough to know her. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Clarke. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Michael Dollard, her beloved daughter Stephanie, age 9, and her mother Mary Clarke of Manassas. She is also survived by her siblings, David Clarke, twin sister Joan Clarke-Beahm, Daniel Clarke, Paul Clarke, Joseph Clarke, Elizabeth Kelso, and Jennifer Layden, 13 nieces and nephews and countless friends. Family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas on Wednesday October 5th from 6-8. Funeral services will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA on October 6 at 10am. Interment will be at Stonewall Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at their house in Clifton, VA. Memorial donations can be made to Life With Cancer in Fairfax, VA