|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1939|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2005|
Santa Clara County
Claire Elizabeth Buchser Rumboltz
Claire Elizabeth (Rumboltz) Buchser 65, passed away peacefully at home in Santa Clara on June 1, 2005. She was born October 28, 1939 in the maternity home at the corner of Placer and West streets in Redding, California. Her parents were Gladys E. (House) and Matt J. Rumboltz. The family lived in Central Valley, California and Round Mountain, California.
She attended and graduated from Toyon Elementary School in Summit City, CA, graduated in 1957 from Enterprise High School in Redding, CA and attended Shasta Junior College in Redding, CA. She completed her teachers training at San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Minor in Physical Education. She also attended San Jose State University to obtain a Librarian Credential. Her special achievements were Valedictorian at Enterprise High School and Valedictorian at San Francisco State University.
Claire started working at Santa Clara High School in 1962, as a Mathematics and PE teacher. After completing 10 years of teaching in the SCUSD, Claire eventually moved to Presentation High School in San Jose, Calif., working for a total of 28 years as Mathematics teacher, Mathematics Department Chairperson, and as the Work Scholarship Coordinator.
Personal achievements include generation eight huge family genealogy/history binders that trace back many generations; a forty year hobby. She was a member of St. Justin's Catholic Parish, Santa Clara and member of Santa Clara Junior Workmen's Club.
She battled with several types of cancer over the last ten years, but eventually the cancerous cells became too much for her body to reject. She was an example to friends and family of how to face adversity with strength and humor; and continued to aid the students at her school to her last.
She is survived by her beloved husband Robert E. Buchser, Sr., of Santa Clara, loving children, Susan E. (Buchser) Harris of Santa Clara and Robert E. Buchser, Jr., of San Jose, dearest brother, Mathew J. Rumboltz and sister-in-law Darlene Rumboltz of Round Mtn., cherished niece, Amy (Rumboltz) Jackson of Yreka as well as many other relatives in local areas. She was predeceased by her loving parents Gladys E. (House) and Mathew J. Rumboltz.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2005, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at LIMA FAMILY SANTA CLARA MORTUARY, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, Calif. Rosary and Mass will be Friday, June 3, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clare's Catholic Church, 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara, Calif., followed by burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society.
San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Date: June 2, 2005
Claire was a Toyon Elementary School and Enterprise High School friend of Pat Major Miller's.
Claire's dad Matt Rumboltz was the principle of Toyon School and her mother was the Librarian at the same school when we were growing up. They were all wonderful people and set such a wonderful example of service.
Mathew Jacob Rumboltz (1908 - 2000)
Gladys E House Rumboltz (1909 - 1969)
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
Santa Clara County
Created by: Pat Miller
Record added: Dec 02, 2009
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