FORT EDWARD — Clara Bogardus, 90, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Born in Westford on Jan. 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ford and Hazel (Knapp) Clark.
On June 27, 1942, she married the love of her life, Clarence (John) Bogardus and together they raised their four children, sharing 61 years before his death in 2003.
Clara was employed for a short time at Chase Bag, formerly Arkell & Smith, but primarily spent her life caring for her family and home. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls and enjoyed making crafts, crocheting and traveling with her husband to horseshoe tournaments as far away as Canada, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.
Besides her parents and husband, Clara was predeceased by an infant son, Charles and her beloved sister, Ruby Renwick.
Survivors include her four children, Carol Lundgren of Fort Edward, Evelyn Bishop and her husband, Larry of West Haven, Vt., Clarence Bogardus Jr., and his wife, Nora of Argyle, Harry Bogardus and his wife, Peg of Adamsville; 12 grandchildren, Norma McMurry, Ford Burch, Carol LaPoint, Lena Wilcox, Sheila Clarkson, Lynette Bedeaux, Susan Brooks, Stacy Bogardus, Michele Bogardus, Christopher Bogardus, Robert Bogardus, Barbara De Landri; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Plank, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls officiating.
Burial will be in the Westford Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Edward Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY, 12828, First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.