Christine (“Tina”) Clark Spring (Christine Clark, MD), 74, grandmother, mother, wife, pediatrician, and good friend, died at her home in San Francisco in hospice care on May 21 from metastatic breast carcinoma.
Dr. Clark was a lifelong summer resident of Chatham and Harwich. The highlight of each year was sailing on Pleasant Bay with her friends and six grandchildren. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Clark attended Smith College, Dartmouth College and McGill University Medical Schools. She researched treatment and long-term outcomes of very low birthweight babies in Montreal and San Francisco and practiced as a pediatrician for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. David Spring of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Rebecca Spring; son-in-law Andrew Thompson of Berkeley, CA; daughter, Jessica Carrie Spring; son-in-law, Camilo Coelho, of San Francisco, CA; and son, Jonathan Spring; daughter-in-law Jennifer Spring, also of San Francisco, CA. She has six grandchildren: Aiden and Harper Thompson; Henry and Thomas Spring, and Roque and Belén Coelho. She also leaves a sister, Laura Anne Crounse, of Wayland and Chatham and sister-in-law Susan Spring of Gearhart, OR.
A memorial will be held at UUMH in Chatham on July 6 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Tina would be pleased if you sent a donation to your favorite hospice facility or Planned Parenthood.