Winifred Stephanie Klimka, age 98, born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a residence of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018. Mrs. Klimka came to New Mexico in 1948 with her husband; Children, David, Janet and Carol. They were very involved with Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a very devout Catholic and was a member of the 3rd order of St. Francis. She loved to bake bread, but especially cookies. Mrs. Klimka worked for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in numerous parishes for fifty years which she was very proud of. Mrs. Klimka is survived by her children, Carol Smith, Annette Klimka, Michael Klimka; grandchildren, Dale Hodgson, Catherine Staub, Aaron Garcia, Jonathan Klimka; great grandchildren, Kayla Hodgson, Landon Staub, Madison Staub, Reagan Staub, Sebastian Garcia, Alexis Garcia, Jack Klimka, Jacob Garcia, Joshua Garcia, Carissa Garcia, great-great grandchildren, Kallie Tafoya, Jacob Diaz and many nieces and nephews. Mrs Klimka was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Klimka; son, David Klimka; daughter Janet Garcia; grandson, Michael Klimka; granddaughter, Amanda Storer. A visitation will be held Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church,5415 Fortuna Road N.W. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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