Clark Alvord II and Harriet J. Alvord

May 15, 2024

Clark Alvord II and Harriet J. Alvord:

Legacy of Love and Dedication

With heavy hearts and deep gratitude, we announce the passing of Clark Alvord II and Harriet J. Alvord, who departed this world nearly hand in hand on October 9, 2023, and November 13, 2023.

Clark Alvord II was born November 5, 1931, and Harriet J. Alvord was born June 29, 1936. Their journey together began at the University of Pennsylvania where they met in the library. They epitomized the meaning of partnership, demonstrating unfailing commitment and devotion to each other and their family.

Clark graduated from Middlebury College and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1955, continuing in the Reserves as a first lieutenant. He earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School of Business in 1957, where he met Harriet Linnéa Johansson. From Eskilstuna, Sweden, Harriet was pursuing English studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Clark pursued Harriet all the way back to Sweden and they married in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on September 27, 1958.

Their lives took them to Italy, France, Sweden, and finally back to the United States with their three children. Clark excelled in sales in the information technology sector, while Harriet completed her Masters degree and taught foreign languages. She also built a successful business with Shaklee, Inc. When Clark retired in 1992, he pursued his life-long skiing passion as a mountain guide at Stratton Mountain, in Vermont, and sailing and enjoying the family home built 1969 in Harbor Coves. Harriet continued to care for her Shaklee customers and their health and wellness into her final years.

They leave behind a legacy of excellence and hard work. The surviving immediate family includes Harriet’s younger sister, Ingergärd, and their three adult children, Lincoln J. Alvord, J Christer Marklund, and Linnéa K. Alvord, who will carry forward their spirit and honor their memory.

In loving memory of Clark and Harriet Alvord, their interment was held on May 11 at the family plot in the Mt. Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy, MA.