GARBER ClaraPosted: February 27th, 2015
CLARA GARBER (nee Harty), beloved wife of Herbert Garber for 60 years, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Mom was born July 13, 1930 in Medicine Hat, AB and was raised in the Faith/Foremost area. On February 21, 1955, mom married the love of her life, Herbert Garber and together they raised their 6 children on the family farm. Moms greatest love was her family. Her children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren brought her such wonderful joy. Over the years she loved to cook, bake, garden, sew and entertain. Sunday afternoons were often spent preparing her famous fried chicken for our supper guests. Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews fondly remember the wonderful meals she would prepare. Moms faith was very important to her. She was a life member of the C.W.L.. Mom was always involved with 4-H through us kids and served as a leader for many years. Besides her loving husband Herbert, Clara is survived by her children; Theresa (Dennis) McTaggart, Donald (Teresa) Garber, Linda Robutka, Maureen (Anthony) Miller, Laura (Darwin) Balog all of Milk River, AB and Sheila Garber of Airdrie, AB, 14 grandchildren; Layne (Cary-Anne) McTaggart, Lindsey (Joel) Hougen, Lee McTaggart, Kyle (Kelsey) Garber, Marcie Garber, Cody Robutka, Jason Robutka, Kelsey Robutka, Danny Miller (Amanda Bock), Devon (Rachelle) Miller, Cheryl Miller, Brad (Marina) Balog, Darla (Blair) Seward and Carmen Balog (Patrick Klatt) and four great- grandchildren; Jordan Lodermeier, Carter Hougen, Payten Garber and Braxton Balog. She is also survived by her brothers Mark (Merlyn) Harty of Milk River, AB, Vincent (Ann) Harty of Lethbridge, AB, Conrad (Phyllis) Harty of Whitecourt, AB and Peter (Lynn) Harty of Carstairs, AB, one sister Marion (Harold) Halvorson of Foremost, AB, her special uncle, Gabriel Ehnes of St. Albert, AB and her special aunt, Maggie Shade of Edmonton, AB, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents Ferdinand and Anna Harty and Katherine Harty, brother Ralph Harty, sister and brother-in-law Magdalena (Manny) Lehr, mother and father-in-law Frank & Anna Garber, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Freda (Pete) Bruyckere, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank (Margaret) Garber, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ernie (Martha) Garber and her son-in-law Alan Robutka. Moms generous and loving soul will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at ST. PETER\’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Dominic Nguyen officiating. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER\’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Dominic Nguyen Celebrant. Following the Memorial Mass, relatives and friends are invited to attend a Reception at the Milk River Civic Centre, 321 – 3rd Avenue NE.