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Obituary for Clara Novak Rasmussen

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Clara Novak Rasmussen

September 13, 1924 - October 21, 2016

Clara Novak Rasmussen passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on October 21, 2016.


Mom was born on September 13, 1924 in Coram, Montana.  She was the seventh child of Marie and Fred Novak.  She graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 1942.


In 1943, Mom met and married my Dad in Wendover, Utah.  They were married 69-3/4 years until he passed in November of 2012.


Mom is survived by her daughter, Dona and her son-in-law, Dennis Bitton.  She also had three grandchildren:  Kevin (Shelly) Bitton, Shelly Bramwell, and Donelle (Dean) Ricketts; seven great- grandchildren  and five great-great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents; four sisters and two brothers.


The family would like to thank South Davis Hospice for their wonderful care of Mom.  There was nothing that they would not do for you.  Thank you very much.


At Mom’s request, there will be no services.


Cremation has been under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Born: September 13, 1924
Died: October 21, 2016

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Vonna Hammerschmit posted on 10/26/16

She and her two sister, Sophie (Imy mother) and Dorothy, knew how to work hard but they also knew how to play. When they were together the stories would flow about their antics around Coram and Glacier Park. Clara was always ready with a smile, a good laugh and a great meal. I will miss our frequent calls and the exchange of birthday wishes (her birthday was the day after mine). Her passing leaves a hole in my heart. I'm sure the 3 sisters are putting things in order, where ever they may be.


Chelsea Curtis Earls posted on 10/25/16

So sorry to hear about Clara's passing. I know she and her sister Dorothy (my grandmother) were close. During one of her visits, Dorothy pointed out her 'hammies' and they both laughed! So glad she and Don got to meet and hold my daughter when she was a week old. She also passed on some geneology info which was fascinating to read! She will be greatly missed!