Clare Collins Marquardt
1947 - 2020
Cabot & Sons Funeral Home
27 Chestnut St
Pasadena, CA
March 23, 1947 - January 17, 2020
Clare Collins Marquardt passed away January 17th, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Born March 23rd, 1947 at Queen of Angels in Los Angeles, California, Clare was the daughter of the Honorable Harold F. Collins and Julia M. O'Neill. She received her bachelors in English from Mount Saint Mary's in 1969 and her Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Clare was an educator and spent her entire thirty-nine year career at Temple City High School where she taught English and Humanities. She also served as the Head of the English Department. A resident of Sierra Madre for over forty-five years, Clare was devoted to her family and her community. She was active at St. Rita's School as a board member of the PTO and other committees while her children were in attendance. She later served at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and St. Francis High School as her children progressed.
She was predeceased by her parents, the Honorable Harold F. and Julia M. Collins, brother, Thomas Collins, and her sister, Julia J. Collins. Clare is survived by her husband, Dennis Marquardt, their four children – Katherine Marquardt, Michael Marquardt, Martin (Mary) Marquardt, and Andrew (Karen Shi) Marquardt; 3 grandchildren – Calvin, Camille, and Kennan Marquardt; her brother, Charles (Sharon) Collins, sisters-in law, Otilia Collins and Jan Marquardt, nine nieces and nephews, and twelve grandnieces and grandnephews. The family wishes to thank her devoted caretakers from Foothill Homecare for the gentle care they provided Clare over the past few months.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 1st at 10:00am at St. Rita's Church, 318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount St. Mary's University, Chalon Rd., LA, CA; The Retirement Fund for the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary, Los Gatos, CA; The Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart, LA, CA; St. Rita's Catholic Parish, Sierra Madre, CA.
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Published by Los Angeles Times from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2020.
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I remember Mrs. Marquardt as Miss Collins, my freshman English teacher, in what I believe was her first freshman class, would have been 1970-71. She was one of our "cool, hip" teachers, and although I don't remember anything we actually read or did that year now, I do and will always remember that I loved her class.

May light perpetual shine on her.
Heather Thiessen
April 29, 2020
I vaguely remember Mrs. Marquardt, but had her husband's class. Both were very nice people.
Paul Khoury
April 19, 2020
a loved one
January 31, 2020
Mrs. Marquardt was my Humanities teacher at Temple City High School back in the early-1980s. Hard to believe that was so long ago. (I think she was pregnant with twins last time I saw her). Mrs. Marquardt introduced me to a world of art, literature, and music that I still treasure to this day.

What I remember most about Mrs. Marquardt, however, was her off-beat sense of humor. Often, when a student did or said something absurd, she would simply smile and call them "a true American standard". We'd take it as a compliment, not realizing at the time that "American Standard" is actually a brand of toilet. More than 30 years later I still chuckle about that.

I am sure Mrs. Marquardt impacted more lives that she could have ever realize and for that the world is truly a better place. My prayers go out to Mr. Marquardt and the rest of her family.
David Randall
January 30, 2020
Sadly, Dick and I will not be able to attend Clare's funeral Mass due to a previous commitment. My memories of Clare (and of Cheryl Mabey) are forever entwined in our leadership goals and successes. Love to the Marquardt and Collins families, as well as to my fellow '69ers. Janet (and Dick) Maulhardt
January 27, 2020
Mrs. Marquardt was not only a Mount Alumnae but my path to the Mount St. Mary's University as she taught my high school English Class ~ Humanities and introduced me to the Mount.

It was the my great fortunate to attend the Mount and become an active alumnae.

Prayers for her family during this time.
Allison Lynch
January 27, 2020
It was a great honor to have met and care for Mrs. Marquardt. I felt like I got to know more about her towards the end when her dear family and friends came by to say their farewells and hearing such wonderful stories of her. Id like to thank the entire Marquardt family for their warm hospitality. Peace be with you all.
May God bless your precious mom and may she rest in eternal peace
Andrea Anderson
January 24, 2020
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