Barbara W. Clark, 81, NSA employee, veteran


Barbara W. Clark, a retired National Security Agency employee, died of coronary artery disease Aug. 24 at her Silver Spring home. She was 81.

Born and raised in Rockford, Ill., Barbara Wigell served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

In 2001, she was awarded a 50-year pin for her service with NSA at Fort Meade. Her work with the federal agency was classified.

She was a founder of Women and Men in NSA and belonged to the Business and Professional Women of Maryland and Laurel chapter of Toastmasters International. She also was an amateur radio operator.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, William K. Clark, and son, William J. Clark, of Silver Spring.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

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