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Clare Elizabeth Campagna Bohan spacee Clare Elizabeth Campagna Bohan

Clare Elizabeth Campagna Bohan, a longtime Tiburon resident, died of natural causes March 3 in Roseville. She was 98.

Mrs. Bohan was born in Bismarck, N.D., to James Campagna and Emma Boucher Campagna. She reportedly was a descendent of the 18th century French portrait painter François Boucher. After graduating from St. Mary's Central High School, she took secretarial classes at Bismarck State College and then worked for a local doctor.

Later, she met her husband, Peter, when he played "Taps" at her father's funeral. She and Peter loved to dance to Big Band music and frequently went to performances by Lawrence Welk, who often toured their area.

They were married in 1940 and moved to Tiburon's Bel Aire neighborhood in 1958 after Mr. Bohan retired from the U.S. Army. She was known for her beautiful garden, particularly her roses.

For many years, she volunteered as an election poll worker at the Bel Aire Elementary School polling station, a job she loved. She enjoyed being a full-time housewife and mother and volunteered at Bel Aire when her children were young, as a library aide or as a cashier at the hot dog stand.

"It was all about family for her," said her daughter, Patricia. "That was where her focus was. My mother had such an impact on the lives of her children and grandchildren." Her daughter said she tried to keep positive thoughts and believed in the saying, "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all."

Peter Bohan died in 2007. Mrs. Bohan stayed in the house and, despite her advanced years, swept her front lawn as her daily exercise. In failing health, she moved to Roseville three weeks before her death to be near family.

In addition to daughter, Patricia Lauterjung of Roseville, Mrs. Bohan is survived by her sons, Peter Bohan Jr. of Novato, Richard Bohan of Rohnert Park and William Bohan of Roseville; a brother, Francis Campagna of Bismarck, N.D.; two sisters, Elaine Christensen of Fallbrook and Dolores Stetcher of Pomona; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 p.m. March 14 at St. Hilary Catholic Parish in Tiburon. A reception at the parish hall will follow. Mrs. Bohan will be buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Hilary Catholic Parish, 761 Hilary Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920.

 

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