Clara Varieur (1951 - 2015)

Obituary
  • "My prayers to all of Family. I will remember her smile and..."
    - Cynthia Riley
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    - Raymond and Cheryl Ann
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    - Flora Savok
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    - Ruth Packo
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After a courageous battle with her illness, Clara Mamie "Mamauraq" (Outwater) Varieur, 63, passed peacefully with her loving husband and caregiver at her side on Sep. 11, 2015, at Alaska Native Medical Center, where she received compassionate care beyond her family's expectations. Born in Deering, Alaska, she was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ruth Outwater; and siblings. Theresa, Richard, Evelyn and Walter Jr. (Boysa). Clara is survived by her husband, Thom, of more than 40 years; and children, Roberta and Darren Richardson, Darrell Suzuki and Lisa Long and Lydia and Donny Beals Jr.; Clara's loving grandchildren include, Derrick and Joni Baker, Natily Beals, Ninia Beals and Gabriel Suzuki; and great-grandchild, Cruz Baker; and stepsons, Victor and Shane Varieur and their families; and sisters, Loretta Cox, Peggy Turner and Martha Parker; and several nieces and nephews in the Outwater family. Clara's pride in her cultural heritage was expressed in her lifelong gathering of food such as hunting, fishing, berry picking, gardening and canning. Clara retired from her administrative career with the federal government, where her smile was appreciated daily by those she worked with. She also enjoyed showing her love by baking such things as pies, breads and cookies for her family. Clara expressed her love of our savior Jesus Christ through prayer and songs, and is now rejoicing in Heaven, where we will one day see her again. A celebration of her life will be held on Oct. 16, 2015, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., at the Kincaid Park Chalet in Anchorage; please bring a dish to share.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 15 to Sept. 20, 2015