Clara Kovarik

Clara Kovarik peaceful-

ly fell asleep in death on

Jan. 4th, 2021 at her home

in Jefferson, OR. She was

96 years young.

Her survivors include:

7 sons: Robert (Jan)

Krantz of Monticello, MN;

Adolph (Linda) Krantz of

Lake Tapps, WA; John

(Nancy) Kovarik of Van-

couver, WA; Curtis (Kris-

ty) Kovarik of Polson, MT;

Barry (Lynette) Kovarik of

Republic, WA; Joseph

(Donna) Kovarik of Man-

dan, ND; Timothy (Tam-

my) Kovarik of Polson,

MT; and 4 daughters: Jen-

nie (Paul) Schacher of

Cody, WY; Kisty Engel of

Utila Bay, Honduras; Nora

(Scott) Johnson of Bot-

tineau, ND; and Tammy

(Jim) Evans of Jefferson,

OR; 50 grandchildren, 77

great-grandchildren, and

20 great-great-grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in

death by: her husbands;

Adolph Krantz and

Johnnie Kovarik; her sons,

Jeffrey Kovarik and Stan-

ley Kovarik; and her

granddaughter, Kati Jo Ko-


Clara was baptized as

one of Jehovah’s

Witnesses in 1958. All

who knew Clara knew of

her faith and love for

Jehovah God and her

wonderful hope of parad-

ise earth under God’s

Kingdom where there will

be no more death, pain, or


Clara made life larger

by living it fully, steeped

in faith, family, and

friendship. One of her

greatest pleasures was

spending time with her

children and grandchil-

dren, playing cards and

backgammon (with her

rules). Clara’s feisty na-

ture, quick wit, and

humor kept us laughing.

One of her favorite quotes

was “You tell ’em Cactus.

You’ve got the stickers!”

Clara loved the farm in

Garrison, ND where she

raised her children, plant-

ed large gardens, and took

care of her animals. She

especially loved being

surrounded by family and

friends, crocheting, and

teaching her grandkids

how to bake cookies.

Clara (Mom, Ma, Grand-

ma, GG, and Friend) al-

ways brought sunshine,

good advice, a listening

ear over a cup of coffee,

comfort, and love into the

lives of everyone she

knew. She will be deeply

missed by all who had the

privilege of knowing and

loving her. Clara’s cher-

ished hope was to be

resurrected on a paradise

earth surrounded by her

loved ones forever.

Clara’s memorial will be

January 30, 2021 at 4 pm

CST. Memories of Clara

and the memorial service

information can be

found at