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Rita Theresa Clack

December 7, 1941 — January 11, 2024

Lakewood, CO

Rita Theresa Clack

 

Rita Theresa (Rosekrans) Clack of Lakewood, CO passed away on January 11, 2024 at the age of 82 in St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood with family at her side. 

She was born in Manhattan, New York on December 7, 1941 to the late Robert A. Rosekrans and late Grace (Keenan) Rosekrans. She grew up in the Bronx, New York along with seven siblings. She spoke recently of the joy that building forts, ice skating, roller skating, playing tag, and riding bikes with her siblings brought her in her youth. She graduated from St. Simon Stock Catholic School in the Bronx before attending community college. 

Rita moved along with her family from the Bronx to Bowie, Maryland in October 1964. She graduated from Flight Attendant School in 1966 and worked for United Airlines for nearly 40 years. 

She met the love of her life, David Milton Clack on a beach in Jamaica, where they were both vacationing with friends. They married in 1969 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Bowie, Maryland and welcomed their daughter, Christy Ann, on August 9, 1971. The family moved to Colorado in 1972. Rita and David were married for 38 years before his death in 2007. 

Rita was a Coloradan through and through. She loved the Rocky Mountains, going to Estes Park, and taking countless fishing and camping trips with her immediate and extended family. She also loved her many brown Labradors, traveling, visiting the beach, shopping, playing her "Lucky 7's" slots at casinos, and drinking Pepsi. Mostly, she just enjoyed life's simple pleasures, like preparing a lovely meal and baking a dessert to enjoy over a conversation with family and friends. She loved talking and was a truly great listener and advice-giver. She was a member of Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church in Lakewood for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband David M. Clack; daughter Christy Ann Clack; mother Grace (Keenan) Rosekrans; father Robert Rosekrans; siblings Grace Durkin, George "Pete" Rosekrans, Paula Kelly, Geraldine Mohr, and Robert Rosekrans. 

Rita is survived by two brothers, Gerard Rosekrans and Anthony Rosekrans, both of Maryland; 12 nieces and nephews and their families; and cherished long-time friends. She loved her people fiercely and "to the moon and back." 

A viewing will be held on Monday, January 22nd from 3:30-5:00pm at Horan & McConaty, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO. Funeral Mass, 11:00am on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024, Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church, 13922 W. Utah Ave., Lakewood, CO. Service to be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvMFnOeVCAc. Burial to follow at Fort Logan Cemetery, 1:00 pm. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffco Public School's Outdoor Lab Foundation outdoorlabfoundation.org 

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Monday, January 22, 2024

3:30 - 5:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church

13922 W Utah Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80236

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