|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1907|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2013|
Following is an excerpt from the obituary published on the Olinger Hampden Mortuary web site:
CLARA E. BREAKER
January 17, 1907 – April 8, 2013
Clara E. Breaker (Ogorzolka) was born January 17, 1907 in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Paul Ogorzolka and Pauline Ogorzolka (Karash). She was one of eight children, four sisters (Mary (Mamie), Cecilia, Elizabeth (Bessie), and Agnes) and three brothers (Anthony, George, and Leo). She was born on a dry land farm and attended a one-room school house through the 8th grade. She married William (Bill) Carroll Breaker on April 24, 1925. She survived The Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, and The Great Republican River Flood. Clara and Bill had three children: Richard, Marjorie, and Patricia. After the flood and losing everything, Bill went to Denver, Colorado to find work. He was employed by Mountain Bell installing telephone lines across the Colorado mountains. In 1936, soon after Bill moved west, Clara and her three children took the train from Cambridge to Denver with all their belongings in five small suitcases. The family was reunited again in Denver's Union Station. Clara and Bill moved to North Denver where their children grew up. She was a wife, mother, and homemaker. Clara worked for a short time at Remington Arms, which manufactured ammunition during World War II, but she was most proud of being a homemaker. The most important title she held was MOM! She maintained a perfect home, yard, and garden. Her husband, Bill, passed away in 1971, leaving her to live alone for 42 years. Clara continued to keep a perfect home, yard, and garden. She was even known to go back to mow her own grass after the lawn mowers left the premises. It had to be perfect! Clara was also a very good cook. Her children remember walking home from school and smelling fresh baked bread and cinnamon rolls. Over the years, she perfected many recipes, but she was always asked to make salads, especially potato salad. She had the knack for making an excellent meal out of nothing! Clara drove until she was 82 years old, when she sold her blue Pontiac Bonneville. She lived proudly and independently until her death at the age of 106. When Clara was asked about the greatest invention in her lifetime, she declared without hesitation, "indoor plumbing." When asked about her secret of longevity, she said, "Stay positive and have a good laugh every day." When asked by a 95 year old how to make it to 100, Clara replied by saying, "Take everyone out of your address book that's not a happy person!"
Clara is survived by her 3 children Richard Breaker, Marjorie Baird, and Patricia Coover, her 5 grandchildren Sandra Barber, Kathryn Breaker, John Breaker, William Breaker, and Michael Breaker, her 12 great-grandchildren Michelle Barber, Kelly Lewis, Kirk Albrecht, Elizabeth Breaker, Amy Breaker, Kathryn (Katie) Breaker, John Jr. (Jack) Breaker, Lauren McGann, Emily Breaker, Hailey Breaker, Nicholas (Beau) Breaker, and Claire Breaker, and her great-great-granddaughter Nora Albrecht.
Flower – carnation
Color- red (especially red toe nail polish)
Foods – beans of any kind, fried chicken, and Mexican food
Shoe – white sandals
Thing to grow - roses
Paul Ogorzolka (1868 - 1941)
Pauline M Ogorzolka (1875 - 1972)
William Carroll Breaker (1901 - 1971)*
Created by: Ken Pelzel
Record added: Apr 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108394934
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