Clara M. (Frlan) DiChellis, 81, passed away June 8, 2008. Clara, youngest child of Antonia and Joseph Frlan, was born in Cokedale, Colo., December 11, 1926. In addition to her parents, six brothers and four sisters, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John DiChellis. Her survivors include two nephews, William E. (Janet) Chambers of Casper, Wyo. and Dr. William L. (Carol) MacHendrie of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandnephew, William R.; grandniece, Alexandria; two great-grandnieces; and one great-grandnephew. Clara retired from the research department at the Colorado State Hospital in 1971. As a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church, she was a member of the Altar Society and worked as a volunteer. In the past she was also an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and was a member of New Comers Club. Clare was a loving, giving, classy lady who will be missed by those who loved her. At her request, there will be no public viewing. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling, with the Reverend Father Kevin Novack as celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, she requested, if her friends wished, memorial gifts be made to Holy Trinity Academy, though Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. We are saddened to have heard of Clara’s passing. However, there is comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with Johnny, and they are sharing all their memories of their time here on earth. I know all will agree that they were very happy together and had a very special bonding. They are both missed.

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  2. Clara was such a wonderful person, who I will never forget as a patient of ours. She made me laugh so much, I just loved her. I will treasure the pictures and the Christmas orniments she gave me over the years. The picture you picked out for the newspaper just tells it all in her face what a wonderful and classy lady she was. I,m so sorry for your loss. Peggy, Dr. Richters nurse

  3. My late Mother, Linda Quintana knew Clara. Although I never met Clara, as a child I can remember my Mother speaking well of her. May she rest in peace with the Lord. My sincere and deepest sympathy to her family.

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