BENBROOK — Sallie Ann Clarke created a niche for herself: She became an authority on the Lake Worth Monster, Tarrant County’s answer to Bigfoot that popped out of nowhere in 1969.She wrote a book about it, decorated her house with art of the creature and screened her daughter’s would-be boyfriends by seeing how they reacted to the stories, her daughter Dee Wood said. Ms. Clarke, 80, of Benbrook, died Tuesday after a long illness. Her memorial today is private. The hobby started in the momentous summer of 1969 when couples parked at
Ms. Clarke worked as a private-duty nurse. After retiring, she and Lederer traveled the country in a motor home, he said. Other survivors include a son, George Lee Robertson; a daughter, Sue Trier; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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