Clara Mae Janda, 95, of Sun City, Arizona passed away January 11, 2015.
She is survived by her daughter – Diane (Ron), sons – Dennis, Dale (Reesa), Duane, Darrell, Doug (Shawn), granddaughters – Joy (Scott), Kimberly, Lauren, grandsons – Jay (Krisha), Dale Jr (Brianna), Garrett, Cameron, great grandchildren – Connor, Leah, Paige and Lily, brother & sister-in-laws Don & Dorothy Janda, sister-in-laws Judy Janda, Lilly Sharette & Christine Clary and many nieces and nephews.
Clara was born in Zortman, Montana. She lived in Los Angeles and Hawthorne, CA for 47 years and moved to Sun City, AZ in 1990. She worked at North American Aviation as a bookkeeper where she met her husband. She married Bernard Janda in September 1945 until his untimely death in 1974. She returned to work at LAX Host International while raising 4 young sons. She was a devout Catholic and traveled to Rome, Lourdes, and Fatima. She was an excellent ballroom dancer, dancing to her favorites from the 40’s.
Her family and friends meant the world to her. She delighted in the holidays and events with family and friends – the more, the merrier. No one had a bigger smile when she saw her loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. with funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Menke Funeral & Cremation Center Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arizona Hospice of the Valley http://www.hov.org/donatePrint Obituary & Condolences