Miriam E. Fordham

Jan. 20, 1912 - Dec. 8, 2007

Miriam Elizabeth (Clark) Fordham died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in Wittenberg, at age 95. She was born Jan. 20, 1912, at the Fountain Spring House in Waukesha, the eighth child of James Andrew and Sarah Amner Clark.

She lived at the Fountain Spring House until she was 2 years old, when her family moved to Bullard, Texas. Miriam graduated from Waukesha High School in 1930. She married C. Raymond Fordham on Jan. 25, 1936. She was preceded in death by her dear husband in 1992.

In 2000, Miriam moved to Wittenberg to reside at Homme Home and to be near her daughter, Charlene. She enjoyed keeping her family informed with her newsy letters, and continued to write those letters until a stroke took that ability away from her in 2004.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Annette) of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; daughters, Charlene (Gene) Duranceau of Bowler and Jan (Tom) Schuster of Madison; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Howard of Galesburg, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by other brothers and sisters.

Private services and burial will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A memorial service will be held in the summer.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.