Mabel W. Clark, 92, who worked for 25 years as a program officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development and a predecessor agency before retiring in 1975, died March 25 at her home in Alexandria, Va. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a stepson-in-law, John Cordyack.
Mrs. Clark, an Alexandria resident, was born Mabel Wernicke in Centralia, Ill. She served in the Navy Waves during World War II and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1981 with the rank of lieutenant commander. During her USAID career, she worked in Washington, Southeast Asia and East Africa. She sat on the Central Union Mission’s board of directors and was a trustee and deacon at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington.