Clara Bak

Clara Mae Bak (Valenti)

August 2nd, 1935 - July 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Clara Mae (Valenti) Bak , 84, passed away on July 12, 2020, at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg. She was born on August 2, 1935, in Trinidad, CO to Sam and Anna (Bracco) Valenti who preceded her in death. Clara Mae was united in marriage to Marvin Bak on August 6, 1968.
Clara Mae worked at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad before moving to Walsenburg where she worked for Dr. Arthur Vialpando, Dr. Solomon Villalon, and Dr. Joe Villalon until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Bak; brother, Sam A. Valenti; brother-in-law, Albert W. Guadagnoli; niece, Darlene Guadagnoli; father and mother-in-law, Carlo and Agnes Bak; sister-in-law , Virginia Bak; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Chelon; and nephew, David Gilletti. She is survived by sister, Mary Ann Guadagnoli; nephew, Albert (Gwen) Guadagnoli; nieces, Kathy (Al) Bonato; Gerry (Richard) Unrein; nephew, Michael Guadagnoli; brother-in-law, Robert Bak; nephews Russell and Nathan Bak; niece, Jennifer Gilletti; and nephew, Brian Chelon. Also surviving are several great-nieces and great- nephews; numerous cousins; and many dear, close friends.
Services will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Walsenburg. The rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Isaac Kariuki officiating. Internment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery North. Arrangements made by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday July 21st, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Tuesday July 21st, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    St. Mary Catholic Church
    Address
    7th and Main
    WALSENBURG, CO 81089
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    Notes
    Funeral mass at 1:00
    Officiant
    Fr. Issac Kariuki
  • Interment

    Location
    North St. Mary Cemetery
    Address
    Off I-25
    WALSENBURG, CO 81089
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    Notes
    Following mass

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Galasso Caputo Rosalie

Posted at 07:24pm
I remember when Clara Mae and Marvin were married, they hadn’t told anyone about it. We were in Trinidad and she and Marvin pulled into Aunt Mary and Uncle Steve’s house to announce their marriage . My sister and I plus Maryanne’s children decided that they needed to cut a wedding cake and such, so we went into DiPaola’s grocery and got a snowball hostess cupcake and had them slice it and feed it to each other. We were such silly kids and both of them just went along with us ! Happy memories ❤️
R

Russell

Posted at 12:34pm
God Bless You Aunt Clara-

We pray for the peaceful repose of your soul. My father Robert Bak so fondly remembers the wonderful times with you and Marvin camping and visiting with you. You were always cheering and upbeat. We will miss you Clara - Walsenburg will never be the same.

In Loving Memory

Robert C, Bak
Russell Bak
Nathan Bak
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