Clara Eva Teresa Dawidiak Soo, 99, went home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2020, in St. Augustine, FL. She was born in 1921 in Muskegon, MI, and married John Y. C. Soo in 1950 in Washington, D.C. They lived in Newark, NJ; Irwin, PA; Las Vegas, NV; and Pittsburgh, PA; before settling in Atlantic Beach, FL, in 1972.
Clara attended Washington Bible College in Washington, D. C. She taught Child Evangelism Good News Clubs in PA, and children's Sunday School classes and Children's Church at Neptune Baptist in Neptune Beach, FL. Later, she taught a ladies' Sunday School class. Clara loved studying God’s Word daily. She marked her Bible with many highlights and notes.
Clara worked in real estate in the beaches area. She made many trips to China with her husband John and members of the family. Clara was a faithful servant of God and a loyal family member. She will be greatly missed!
Clara was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, John Y.C. Soo (2005); parents (Peter Dawidiak and Anna Szpieg Dawidiak); brother (Joe Dawidiak); sisters (Tillie Dawidiak and Mary Ellison); and nephew (Paul Christensen). Clara is survived by daughter, Dominie Soo (Don) Bush; son, Daniel (Nancy) Soo; grandchildren, John Gordon (Amy) Soo and Katherine Hope Soo; and nephews, Charles Corbin, Patrick Corbin, Sabin (Linda) Ellison, and Chet Ellison.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, at Neptune Baptist Church, 407 3rd St., Neptune Beach, FL. The viewing will be held at 1:00 p.m. The burial will follow in Beaches Memorial Park.
Memorial donations can be made to The Salvation Army, 1221 Shonat St., Muskegon, MI 49442.