Clara was born on April 26, 1940 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Agnes (nee Theissing) Eckl. She grew up on the family farm near Pilger, SK and attended school at Wilmont, a country school just down the road from their farm, until the family moved to Humboldt. Clara’s first job was working at a local café as a waitress and this was followed by her employment with Grest Motors as bookkeeper until the business closed. It was at one of the barn dances she loved to attend that she met the love of her life, Ron, and they were married June 11, 1966 in St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Humboldt. In their marriage, Clara and Ron were blessed with two daughters and three grandchildren who were their pride and joy. Over the years she worked with the Humboldt Journal as a receptionist, Peavey Mart as a cashier, and finally worked as a caretaker with the City of Humboldt until her retirement. Never one to stay still for long, Clara had a very full volunteer schedule. She spent time helping the elderly in the community, cleaning and running errands, and assisting with the local ‘Meals on Wheels’ Program. The St. Augustine CWL , St. Mary’s Villa and the Diabetes Association were just some of the organizations Clara supported with her time and generosity. When she wanted to relax, Clara had a range of hobbies she enjoyed, and these included: gardening, playing cards, crocheting, reading magazines, trying out new recipes, shopping, camping, bowling, and listening to the old-time dance party on the radio every Saturday night. She loved to visit with friends and family and was happy to spend time with those she loved.