Susan Ann Wadzita Clark of Nags Head celebrates her 100th birthday today.
Clark was born on April 22, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant parents from Czechoslovakia. She grew up in Chicago where she attended Wells High School before going to secretarial school.
She married James Nelson Clark who died in 1954 during the Korean War activity in the Pacific Ocean.
After years working for Admiral Electronics during World War 2, she went to work for Temple Steel in Chicago where she retired from in 1986.
She then moved to Virginia Beach, Va. where she lived and raised grandchildren for 30-plus years before moving to Peak Nursing home in Nags Head.
She has one son, James Nelson named after his father, and one daughter Claudia Susan, deceased. She has two granddaughters, Evelyn and Monique, five great-grandchildren Natasha, Nickolas, Rennie, Zachary, and Christopher. She also has one great-great-granddaughter Olivia.