Virginia Freeze Barker Clark, 87, well-known vocalist and radio performer, died April 16, 1989, at her home in Salt Lake City after a brief illness.
She began her musical career at a young age and was one of the first to perform on radio station KZN, which later became KSL. She was part of a regular series, "Sunday Evening from Temple Square," which was broadcast on the station.When KSL became a 50,000-watt station, her voice was heard from Chicago to Hawaii and from Canada to Mexico. She traveled throughout the Mountain West with a quartet sponsored by Utah Oil Co.
She was active in many civic groups and promoted the early beginnings of the Utah Opera Company, Civic Music and the Utah Symphony Guild, serving as the chairwoman of the first Symphony Ball. She and her late husband, Judge Rulon W. Clark, whom she married in 1956, were honored by the University of Utah.
Funeral will be Saturday noon in the Grant 4th Ward, 1111 E. Charlton Ave. (2818 South). Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour before services at the chapel on Saturday. Burial will be in Salt Lake City Cemetery.