Judith Clarke Fore, age 64, of 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2020, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Judith was born June 21, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Pat Wood Clarke and the late Carlysle H. Clarke. She was a retired professor from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She had a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Theater Arts, a Masters of Education in Children's Theater, and a Masters of Arts Degree in English. Judith had a passion for acting and directing theater, a gained faith through performing and listening to music. She loved caring for animals and helping place animals into good homes. Judith would always reach out to those with financial and emotional needs, assisting in any way that she could.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Meredith McDonough and husband Brett of Boone; one son, Erick Fore of Lenoir; her longtime companion, Dale Gryder of Lenoir; her adopted children, Ashley Norton and Cory Gryder; her adopted grandchildren, Shae and Taylor Norton, and Mason Gryder, and one brother, John Clarke and wife Sandy of Richmond, Virginia.

Memorial services for Judith Clarke Fore will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell Humane Society, Inc., PO Box 1991, Boone, North Carolina, 28645.

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